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Chien-Ming Wang, (left), shown with Class AA Harrisburg pitching coach Randy Tomlin, on Friday will make his first major league start since having shoulder surgery in 2009. He's made six minor league starts (below) during the past month to prepare for the occasion. (Jenny Kane/The (Harrisburg, Pa.) Patriot-News)

Chien-Ming Wang, (left), shown with Class AA Harrisburg pitching coach Randy Tomlin, on Friday will make his first major league start since having shoulder surgery in 2009. He's made six minor league starts (below) during the past month to prepare for the occasion. (Jenny Kane/The (Harrisburg, Pa.) Patriot-News)

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