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Wang to make rehab start Saturday in Potomac

SAN DIEGO -- Chien-Ming Wang's recovery process will continue on Saturday, when the right-hander tests his sore hamstring in a rehab outing in Potomac.

Wang is expected to throw 65 pitches for the Class A affiliate, according to manager Davey Johnson, and will likely need about three more outings before returning to the big league club. Wang already had a successful outing in an extended spring game on Monday.

"He had a good outing already, no repercussions," Johnson said. "He's right on track. He'll need to get to where he's throwing right around 85 pitches. He's going to be at 65 next time out. I'd say at least three more [outings]."

Wang's spot in the rotation has been filled nicely by Ross Detwiler, who has compiled a 0.56 ERA in three starts. The decision about whether Wang would return to the rotation or the bullpen has yet to be made.

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SAN Full Game Coverage DIEGO -- Chien-Ming Wang's recovery process will continue on Saturday, when the right-hander tests his sore hamstring in a rehab outing in Potomac.

Wang is expected to throw 65 pitches for the Class A affiliate, according to manager Davey Johnson, and will likely need about three more outings before returning to the big league club. Wang already had a successful outing in an extended spring game on Monday.

"He had a good outing already, no repercussions," Johnson said. "He's right on track. He'll need to get to where he's throwing right around 85 pitches. He's going to be at 65 next time out. I'd say at least three more [outings]."

Wang's spot in the rotation has been filled nicely by Ross Detwiler, who has compiled a 0.56 ERA in three starts. The decision about whether Wang would return to the rotation or the bullpen has yet to be made.

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