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Chien-Ming Wang opts out of contract with Yankees, set to join Blue Jays

Japan v Chinese Taipei - World Baseball Classic Second Round Pool 1

TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 08: Starting Pitcher Chien-Ming Wang #40 of Chinese Taipei pitchers during the World Baseball Classic Second Round Pool 1 game between Japan and Chinese Taipei at Tokyo Dome on March 8, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

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Chien-Ming Wang has opted out of his minor-league contract with the Yankees and is once again a free agent.

Wang had a 2.33 ERA in nine starts at Triple-A, but managed just 25 strikeouts in 58 innings and there was little indication that the Yankees would seriously consider calling him up.

Meanwhile, last week there were several reports that multiple teams, including the Orioles, were keeping an eye on Wang as potential rotation help. So clearly Wang thinks he has a better chance of returning to the big leagues with a different organization.

UPDATE: Well, that was quick. Ken Rosenthal of reports that Wang is expected to sign with the Blue Jays and will likely start for them Tuesday against the White Sox.