The Washington Post


The much-injured right-hander allows only two runs over four innings and shows his improved mechanics.

The right-handed starter pitched for the Nationals for the first time since June 30 on Wednesday and Manager Davey Johnson was pleased with his improvement.

After he watched Chien-Ming Wang throw a bullpen session this afternoon, Manager Davey Johnson raved about the injury-plagued right-hander’s pitches and said Wang could play a role on the Nationals’ staff as either a starter or a reliever.

The Nationals will evaluate the right-hander again on Friday to determine if he can start games in the closing weeks.

Outfielder Corey Brown is called up to the Nationals for his third stint with the team this season.

Chien-Ming Wang arrived in the Nationals’ clubhouse today from his latest rehab stint, which presumably means he’ll be coming off the disabled list shortly.