By: Lin Hung-han and Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, June 24 (CNA) Taiwanese pitcher Chien-ming Wang insisted through his
agents on Wednesday that he can still pitch and would continue to seek a better opportunity in the United States after being released June 19 by the Atlanta Braves.
“(My release) is the reality of professional sports,” Wang said in a statement. “As long as I can pitch, I want to challenge myself.”
Wang announced Wednesday that he has signed a contract with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, which is part of an independent baseball league that is not affiliated with Major League Baseball, and will start a game for the team on June 26.
The 35-year-old right-hander seemed well aware that the move could be his last stop in a professional baseball journey that showed tremendous promise and gave him hero status in Taiwan before being derailed by injuries. [FULL STORY]