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Wang could be domoted when Wright returns

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- When Jaret Wright recovers from his latest
shoulder injury, Taiwanese rookie Chien-Ming Wang will likely lose
his spot with the New York Yankees.

But not if Bi-khim Hsiao has a say.

Hsiao, an American-educated Taiwanese lawmaker, said Monday she
was launching a massive e-mail campaign to convince the Yankees to
retain the island's local hero rather then demote him to the minor
leagues.

She wants to show the Yankees that Wang was an asset to the team
-- both on the field and at the box office.

"Since Wang started pitching with the Yankees, everyone in
Taiwan has become a Yankees fan," she said. "The same is true for
the one million Taiwanese in the United States, who attend games
and buy merchandise.

"There is no question that he has performed outstandingly,"
she added.

Wang is 3-1 with a 4.06 ERA in six appearances with New York
this season.

Wright, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 24, will have his status evaluated in mid-June. He played catch in his first throwing session since he hurt his shoulder.

Yankee officials were not immediately available to comment on
the campaign.