60DC.J. Wilson
SP LAA
3 months ago

Wilson will undergo surgery next week to address fraying on the labrum and rotator cuff in his left shoulder.

EDGE Analysis

Things seemed to be trending this way with Wilson seeking a second opinion on the shoulder last week, and the team officially announced Tuesday that the lefty will need surgery. The procedure will knock him out until next season and presumably end his tenure with the Angels, as Wilson's a free agent this winter. He turns 36 in November.

60DC.J. Wilson
SP LAA
3 months ago

Wilson (shoulder) is leaning toward undergoing season-ending surgery, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Apparently, the second opinion Wilson received on his shoulder last week was similar to the first, as he now seems resigned to needing surgery. Wilson has made little notable progress over the past month or so following another setback near the end of May. An MRI around that time reportedly showed no "new damage" to the shoulder.

60DC.J. Wilson
SP LAA
3 months ago

Wilson is slated for a second opinion on his injured shoulder, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The shoulder has been bothering Wilson since February and he hasn't pitched, even in a rehab start, since May 25. At this point, it's hard to imagine he's going to pitch in the majors in 2016, but we'll update if his next doctor's visit supplies some unexpected good news.

60DC.J. Wilson
SP LAA
3 months ago

Wilson (shoulder) has not pitched in a game since a May 25 rehab appearance at Inland Empire.

EDGE Analysis

He was scheduled to throw a bullpen session two weeks ago, but the Angels have provided nothing in the way of updates regarding Wilson's progress in the time since that scheduled session. It's reasonable to think that he will need four or five rehab starts if and when he's healthy enough to pitch again this season, making it unlikely that he will be activated before the All-Star break.

60DC.J. Wilson
SP LAA
4 months ago

Wilson (shoulder) will resume throwing later in the week, Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilson threw a bullpen session last weekend and reported feeling "awful" in the aftermath. While a subsequent examination revealed no further damage to his left shoulder, the Rangers have given him more than a week off to recover. Wilson will now resume throwing, but he'll likely be brought along slowly to avoid another setback.

60DC.J. Wilson
SP LAA
4 months ago

Wilson's MRI showed no new damage to his left shoulder, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

He reported feeling "awful" during his bullpen session Saturday, prompting the follow-up exam. The phrasing here, with the team saying there was nothing "new" revealed in the MRI, suggests Wilson is still dealing with some tendinitis. Wilson will remain shut down indefinitely.

60DC.J. Wilson
SP LAA
4 months ago

Wilson (shoulder) relayed that he felt "awful" during Saturday's bullpen session, and he's now set to undergo an MRI within the next two days, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilson was on the cusp of making his second minor-league rehab start Monday at Triple-A Salt Lake, but that plan will now be nixed after the lefty suffered a setback. The MRI should help clarify Wilson's injury, but right now, the Angels are just labeling his ailment as shoulder discomfort. Even if the MRI results prove to be nothing serious, it's certainly not encouraging that Wilson is already hitting roadblocks in his recovery.

60DC.J. Wilson
SP LAA
4 months ago

Wilson (shoulder) will make his second rehab start Monday at Triple-A Salt Lake, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to Fletcher, Wilson will make at least two starts at Triple-A before the Angels consider activating him from the 60-day DL. Wilson made his first rehab appearance Wednesday at High-A Inland Empire, allowing one earned run over 4.0 innings while striking out four batters. Given that he needs a minimum of two starts at Triple-A, Wilson appears to be on track for a return closer to mid-June than early-June.

60DC.J. Wilson
SP LAA
4 months ago

Wilson (shoulder) threw a five-inning simulated game Friday and he will start his rehab assignment Wednesday, Pedro Moura of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilson has been increasing his workload of late, progressing from a three-inning sim game Monday to a five-inning outing Friday. Now that he's made it through a pair of sim games without incident, the Angels are comfortable with having Wilson set out on a rehab assignment in the middle of next week. Given the length of Wilson's recovery, he'll likely need multiple starts before he's ready to come off the disabled list.

60DC.J. Wilson
SP LAA
4 months ago

Wilson (shoulder) could be ready to return June 3 when eligible, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels will keep Wilson in a controlled environment for one more throwing session, but if all goes well, Wilson may then head out for a rehab assignment. Wilson believes he will only need two starts in the minors to prepare for a return to the Angels' rotation. A two-time All-Star, he owns a career 3.8 BB/9 rate, which makes him a WHIP liability, but Wilson's still worth monitoring in deeper leagues.