The Toronto Blue Jays designated pitcher Chien-Ming Wang for assignment after a rough outing on Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers.
Wang was pounded for six runs and eight hits in the second inning by the Tigers, who were trailing 4-0 at the time and went on to post a 7-6 victory.
It was the second bad game in a row for Wang. Last weekend against the Boston Red Sox, the 33-year-old gave up seven runs in 1 1/3 innings.
In five starts for the Blue Jays this season, Wang was 1-1 with a 7.13 ERA.
The right-hander's best seasons were with the New York Yankees when he won 19 games each in 2006 and 2007. He spent the past two seasons with the Washington Nationals and has a 61-32 career record with a 4.26 ERA.