Wang could be headed back to New York

The New York Yankees are apparently bringing back a familiar face in pitcher Chien-Ming Wang.

According to, Wang has agreed to a minor league contract with the Yankees.

The 32-year-old right-hander broke into the majors with the Yankees in 2005 and spent five years in pinstripes. He missed the 2010 season recovering from shoulder surgery and pitched the past two years with the Washington Nationals.

Wang won 19 games in 2006 and 2007, but a foot injury he suffered while running the bases in an interleague game during the 2008 season derailed his career.

After the shoulder surgery, the Nationals took a chance and Wang appeared in 21 games over two seasons. He was 2-3 with a 6.68 ERA in 10 games, including five starts, last year.

Wang did not find a team this offseason and pitched for Taiwan in the World Baseball Classic. He threw a total of 12 shutout innings in starts against Australia and Japan.