Wang goes free as Yankees fail to offer contract

Updated: December 13, 2009, 1:02 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Chien-Ming Wang became a free agent when the New York Yankees failed to offer a contract for next season by Saturday night's deadline.

The 29-year-old right-hander was a 19-game winner in 2006 and 2007, starting the Yankees' postseason openers in both years, but he hasn't been the same since severely injuring his right foot while running the bases at Houston on June 15, 2008.

"We're disappointed. We'll obviously consider all offers as a free agent, as all free agents do," ...

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