Yanks ask about Wang; Mets do not

Updated: January 4, 2010, 5:29 PM ET
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The agent for Chien-Ming Wang told 1050 ESPN New York's Andrew Marchand that he has heard from 15 teams, whom are interested in Wang.

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The New York Yankees are one of them, but Alan Nero, Wang's agent, says he has not yet heard from the New York Mets.

Wang became a free agent when the Yankees failed to offer a contract for next season.

Wang met with Dr. James Andrew on Monday and was told he can throw off a mound in 6-8 weeks. Andrews repaired a tear in the right shoulder capsule during arthroscopic surgery on July 29.

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.

Wang missed the final 3½ months of the 2008 season, then allowed 23 runs in six innings over three starts when he returned last season. He went back on the disabled list, then returned in late May to make three relief appearances and six starts before his season was ended by shoulder pain.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.