Bobby Wilson C ARI Dec 01 '12
Blue Jays non-tendered C Bobby Wilson.
Wilson was claimed off waivers from the Angels in October, but he was made expendable after the club acquired John Buck as part of a blockbuster trade with the Marlins. The 29-year-old backstop is a .208/.272/.321 career hitter in the majors and may have to settle for a minor league deal.
Bobby Wilson C ARI Jul 22 '12
Bobby Wilson went 3-for-4 and hit his first homer since last August in Sunday's defeat of the Rangers.
Wilson had gone 124 at-bats without a homer this season before taking Matt Harrison deep in the seventh inning tonight. The big game will help his cause for sticking around once Chris Iannetta returns next month. He entered with an awful .197/.267/.221 line.
Bobby Wilson C ARI Jun 18 '12
Angels activated C Bobby Wilson from the 15-day disabled list.
Hank Conger was sent down Sunday in a corresponding roster move. Wilson has been sidelined since suffering a concussion when he was hit in the mask by a foul tip on June 4. The 29-year-old backstop returns to a .171/.232/.171 batting line over 86 plate appearances.
Bobby Wilson C ARI May 11 '12
Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that the Angels will not look outside the organization at this point to replace Chris Iannetta (wrist).
Bobby Wilson is expected to receive the bulk of the playing time while Iannetta is on the shelf for 6-8 weeks following wrist surgery, with John Hester backing him up. Given Wilson's .208/.271/.331 career batting line, he doesn't inspire much confidence. We wouldn't be surprised if the Halos change their mind and look for help elsewhere eventually. Then again, Mike Scioscia put up with Jeff Mathis' lackluster hitting for years, so maybe not.