C.J. Wilson SP LAA 2 weeks ago

Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson will undergo season-ending surgery to remove bone spurs from his left elbow, according to MLB.com. Wilson was expected to opt for surgery by Aug. 1 but delayed the procedure while seeking a second opinion with the hope he could return this year. Wilson's long-term prognosis was not affected by his decision to delay surgery, and he is expected to make a full recovery prior to the 2016 season. Wilson finishes the season 8-8 with a 3.89 ERA in 21 starts, striking out 110 in 132.0 innings, his fewest innings since becoming a full-time starter in 2010. Wilson will turn 35 in November and has one year remaining on his contract, which will pay him $20 million. The Angels do not need to add a pitcher to the rotation because Jered Weaver came off the disabled list Aug. 9.

C.J. Wilson SP LAA 4 weeks ago

Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson is expected to require season-ending elbow surgery, according to the Orange County Register. A recent MRI showed an elbow impingement secondary to arthritis, issues seemingly related to the bone spurs revealed in an earlier exam. Wilson, who has an 8-8 record and 3.89 earned-run averaged this season, was placed on the 15-day disabled Friday because of left elbow inflammation, and it appears likely that Jered Weaver will replace him in the rotation. Despite numerous injuries in the rotation this season, the Angles did not add any pitchers before Friday's non-waiver trade deadline. ''The things that we decided not to do, we think (those trades) would have left us worse off, and we had the discipline not to do it," general manger Bill Stoneman told MLB.com. "I know the media, and therefore the fans, are really looking with excitement about the trade deadline, but it doesn't mean you do something crazy just to make a headline. That's not what it's about."

C.J. Wilson SP LAA 1 month ago

The Los Angeles Angels placed pitcher C.J. Wilson on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of left elbow inflammation, according to MLB.com. The Angels recalled pitcher Drew Rucinski to take Wilson's roster spot, but it is uncertain who will replace Wilson in the starting rotation. Jered Weaver has been sidelined for nearly a month due to hip inflammation but is expected to return soon, and he would be a likely candidate to replace Wilson, who has an 8-8 record and 3.89 ERA this season but allowed six runs and six hits in four innings in his most recent appearance. The Angels made moves to acquire three outfielders prior to Friday's non-waiver trade deadline, but did not add any pitching depth, suggesting the team is not concerned about Wilson's long-term prognosis. ''The things that we decided not to do, we think (those trades) would have left us worse off, and we had the discipline not to do it," general manger Bill Stoneman said. "I know the media, and therefore the fans, are really looking with excitement about the trade deadline, but it doesn't mean you do something crazy just to make a headline. That's not what it's about."

C.J. Wilson SP LAA 2 months ago

Wilson allowed three runs on five hits while walking four and striking out five over six innings in a loss to the Mariners on Saturday.

Wilson was able to hang around after allowing three runs in the first two innings to pick up his third consecutive quality start, but his K:BB ratio over that span is a bit troubling, as he has struck out just 14 while walking nine in 18.2 innings. He head into the All-Star break having tallied a 7-7 record 3.83 earned-run average in 18 games.

C.J. Wilson SP LAA 2 months ago

Wilson allowed three runs on six hits and two walks across six innings Sunday against the Rangers. He struck out four and improved his record to 7-6 on the season.

The lefty was in line for an even better outing but he fizzled in the sixth inning and allowed a pair of runs before finishing out the frame. Wilson has now provided four quality starts in his last five outings and his season ERA now sits at 3.82. He will draw a cushy matchup against light-hitting Seattle in his next start Saturday.

C.J. Wilson SP LAA 2 months ago

Wilson improved to 6-6 as he allowed one run on five hits and three walks over six innings Monday against the Yankees.

Wilson has now allowed one run or fewer in three of his past four starts. The quality start was Wilson's ninth in 16 outings this year. Over 25 percent of Wilson's earned runs came in a pair of outings to begin the month; starts like Monday's have been closer to the norm for Wilson, who lowered his ERA to 3.78 in the process.

C.J. Wilson SP LAA 2 months ago

Wilson fell to 5-6 as he took a beating Tuesday from the Astros. He allowed seven runs on eight hits and two walks over just 3.1 innings.

Tuesday marks the first time Wilson hasn't made it through at least five innings this season. Wilson still has 35 strikeouts in just 31.1 innings in June, but he has given up six home runs and is struggling to keep the ball on the ground -- he induced just three ground balls in Tuesday's loss.

C.J. Wilson SP LAA 2 months ago

Wilson (5-5) shut down the Diamondbacks on Thursday, striking out nine while giving up just one run on eight hits in eight innings.

He didn't walk a batter for the second time in three starts, and that's no mean feat for a guy like Wilson, who's been dogged by control issues throughout his career. And holding the D-Backs -- the National League's most productive offense -- to one run in their hitter-friendly home ballpark is a darn fine accomplishment too. The veteran lefty is in the midst of by far the finest of his four seasons as an Angel, and he's responded to a pair of blowups by posting two consecutive dominant outings. He'll look to make it three when he faces the Astros on Tuesday.

C.J. Wilson SP LAA 2 months ago

Wilson spun a gem against the A's on Saturday, tossing seven scoreless innings while striking out eight and walking three en route to his fourth victory of the season.

Wilson got back on track in a big way Saturday, with only a high pitch count (106) preventing him from progressing further in the contest. Wilson has been inconsistent on the mound this season, but has struck out 28 batters in his last 26 innings, which could make him an intriguing play going forward.

C.J. Wilson SP LAA 3 months ago

Wilson allowed six runs on seven hits while striking out eight over seven innings in a loss to the Yankees on Sunday.

Wilson has now struck out at least seven batters in three straight starts, but has allowed 12 earned runs over that span, including a season-high three homers in Monday's loss. It's worth noting that he did not issue a walk in the contest, but while he has shown some positive signs, his inconsistency makes him a tricky play, particularly in hitter-firendly environments. The 34-year-old will take a 3.92 ERA to the mound against the A's on Saturday.