Jays’ Wang clears waivers, sent to triple-A club

Jays manager John Gibbons joined Baseball Central @ Noon to discuss the team' s three-game slump and starting pitching.

Chien-Ming Wang will make his next start in the International League as a member of the triple-A Buffalo Bisons Sunday.

The Toronto Blue Jays announced Friday that the right-hander cleared waivers and will be outrighted to Buffalo.

The Bisons confirmed Friday that Wang has been added to their active roster. He’ll make his Buffalo debut Sunday in the second game of the team’s doubleheader against the Syracuse Chiefs.

The Blue Jays removed Wang from the roster Tuesday evening after he completed just 1.2 innings in a start against the Detroit Tigers. The Blue Jays designated Wang for assignment and other MLB teams had the chance to claim him as he passed through waivers.

As a player with more than five years of MLB service time, Wang must approve minor league assignments. His agent, Alan Chang of Octagon, told Sportsnet this week that he planned to accept a role with the Bisons.

“Chien-Ming appreciates the opportunity with the Blue Jays and is looking forward to finding his groove and returning to the major-league level,” Chang said.

The 33-year-old made three strong starts for the Blue Jays before pitching just 1.2 innings in consecutive outings against the Boston Red Sox and Tigers.

Manager John Gibbons said that the Blue Jays hoped to keep Wang in the organization.