The Yankees are in quite a spot with Chien-Ming Wang, who has given up an earned run for every two batters faced this season and has an extraordinary WHIP nearing 5.0:
- He's out of options, so sending him to the minors requires passing through waivers.
- He's only once in three attempts made it through two innings, which would indicate bullpen work might be similarly disastrous.
- His next start is going to be at Fenway Park, where he already has a 5.11 career ERA in 44 innings, third-worst among AL ballparks.
So what do the Yankees do with their onetime ace? It seems obvious that they will not allow him to pitch against the Red Sox, but then what?