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Josh Wilson | Second Baseman

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/26/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Tigers purchased the contract of INF Josh Wilson from Triple-A Toledo.
Wilson appeared in 11 games with the Tigers earlier this season. He'll serve as a utility infielder the rest of the way. Sep 8 - 3:01 PM

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Tigers sent INF Josh Wilson outright to Triple-A Toledo.

He cleared waivers after being removed from the 40-man roster and has accepted an outright assignment. Wilson had eight hits in 21 at-bats with the Tigers.
Jul 8 - 2:10 PM

Tigers designated INF Josh Wilson for assignment.

The Tigers DFA'ed Wilson to make room for Marc Krauss, who they picked up off waivers on Monday. Wilson had eight hits in 21 at-bats with three RBI prior to the move. He'll try to latch on elsewhere, but hitting .226/.278/.316 for his career, the best case scenario here would be a bench utility role for the 34-year-old.
Jul 7 - 5:57 PM

Josh Wilson went 1-for-4 and plated two runs in a losing effort against the White Sox on Friday.

Wilson's two-run single broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning. The veteran infielder will only see limited playing time during his time with the club, so he remains irrelevant in all fantasy formats.
Jun 5 - 11:26 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of INF Josh Wilson from Triple-A Toledo.

He'll fill the roster spot of Hernan Perez, who was claimed off waivers by the Brewers. The 34-year-old Wilson is a .226/.278/.316 career hitter and will provide some infield depth.
Jun 2 - 3:15 PM

Tigers signed INF Josh Wilson to a minor league contract.

He's likely to be invited to big league camp in spring training. Wilson, 33, is a career .226/.278/.316 over parts of seven big league seasons but offers defensive versatility.
Jan 11 - 11:48 AM

Josh Wilson has accepted his assignment to Triple-A Round Rock.

Wilson was outrighted off Texas' 40-man roster on Sunday. He had the option of becoming a free agent but elected to remain within the Rangers organization.
Mon, May 12, 2014 02:14:00 PM

Rangers sent INF Josh Wilson outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Wilson has the option of refusing the assignment and becoming a free agent. He was designated for assignment last week after batting .224 over 24 games.
Sun, May 11, 2014 02:50:00 PM

Rangers designated INF Josh Wilson for assignment.

It's part of a big roster shakeup, as Donnie Murphy (neck) is headed to the disabled list while Rougned Odor and Luis Sardinas are coming up from the minors to handle second base duties. Wilson, 33, hit .224 (15-for-67) with a .526 OPS in 24 games.
Thu, May 8, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Josh Wilson went 2-for-4, smacked the game-tying RBI double, and scored the game-winning run in Tuesday's 5-4, comeback victory against the A's.

It's possible that A's closer Luke Gregerson wasn't taking the 33-year-old journeyman with a .596 career OPS seriously, as his fat, hanging off-speed offering was juicy enough for Wilson to charge it to left and score Leonys Martin with two outs in the ninth. Michael Choice singled Wilson in to give Texas the 5-4 advantage, and then Joakim Soria tossed a scoreless ninth to finish things off. Despite the heroics, Wilson shouldn't be owned outside of the deepest AL-only leagues.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 01:25:00 AM

Josh Wilson scored the Rangers' lone run in a win over the Astros on Sunday.

Filling in for Jurickson Profar at second base, Wilson has seven hits in 21 at-bats to start the year. He came around to score on a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning to account for the only run in Sunday's game. He's not an exciting fantasy entity and shouldn't be owned outside of deep AL-only leagues.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 05:50:00 PM

Getting the start at second over Donnie Murphy, Josh Wilson went 2-for-3 with a three-run double against the Phillies on Monday.

The Rangers chose Wilson's defense to Murphy's offense today, then got the best of both worlds with him coming up with a big hit early. It's a disappointing start to those who grabbed Murphy in AL-only leagues. Wilson will play if he hits.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 06:19:00 PM

Josh Wilson is starting at second base for the Rangers on Opening Day against the Phillies.

Wilson and Donnie Murphy will fill in at second base for Texas while Jurickson Profar (shoulder) is on the shelf. The Rangers' full Opening Day lineup: LF Shin-Soo Choo, SS Elvis Andrus, 1B Prince Fielder, 3B Adrian Beltre, RF Alex Rios, DH Mitch Moreland, C J.P. Arencibia, CF Leonys Martin, 2B Josh Wilson. Tanner Scheppers is on the mound.
Source: MLBlogs
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 10:06:00 AM

Rangers purchased the contract of INF Josh Wilson from Triple-A Round Rock.

He beat out Adam Rosales for the Rangers' final bench spot. Wilson will mainly back up all over the infield but could see a decent amount of time at second base with Jurickson Profar (shoulder) out.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 04:09:00 PM

Rangers signed INF Josh Wilson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Wilson hit .200/.262/.300 over 65 plate appearance with the Diamondbacks this past season. The 32-year-old will likely function as infield depth in the minors.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 10:44:00 AM

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C1James McCann
2Alex Avila
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Josh Wilson
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3Dixon Machado
3B1Nick Castellanos
2Jefry Marte
LF1Tyler Collins
2Steven Moya
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
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S1Justin Verlander
2Anibal Sanchez
3Alfredo Simon
4Daniel Norris
5Matt Boyd
6Kyle Lobstein
7Randy Wolf
Relief Pitcher
R1Bruce Rondon
2Alex Wilson
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Neftali Feliz
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Drew VerHagen
8Kyle Ryan
9Jeff Ferrell
10Jose Valdez
11Ian Krol
12Buck Farmer
13Joe Nathan