Pitcher Chien-Ming Wang re-signs with Nationals

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Chien-Ming Wang, who spent all last season rehabbing a shoulder injury that’s kept him out of the majors for most of the last two years, will get a chance to make his return to the big leagues with the Nationals. Washington re-signed the pitcher to a one-year deal, giving Wang a second year with the team and possibly securing a low-risk solution for their top-of-the-rotation needs.

The pitcher will earn a $1 million base, half of what he made with the team last season. But just like in his 2010 contract, he’ll have incentives that could take his total salary to $5 million.

The Nationals thought they would have Wang for at least part of last season, but a protracted rehab kept him from pitching in a game until the team’s fall instructional league. Still, he’s won 19 games twice in the majors, and if his hard sinker comes back, he could be a low-cost bonus for the Nationals.

Chien-Ming Wang, who spent all last season rehabbing