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Josh Wilson | Second Baseman

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/26/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Josh Wilson has elected to become a free agent.
Tigers general manager Al Avila had already announced that Wilson would not be brought back for the 2016 season. The 34-year-old infielder is a .229/.280/.319 career hitter at the major league level and may have to settle for a minor league deal this winter. Thu, Oct 15, 2015 11:48:00 AM

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Tigers GM Al Avila announced Thursday that Josh Wilson will not be brought back for the 2016 season.

Wilson batted .316/.350/.395 this season for the Tigers, but that came in a sample size of just 41 plate appearances. He's a .229/.280/.319 hitter for his career. The 34-year-old infielder should be able to latch on with a new organization this winter, though it might have to be on a non-guaranteed minor league deal.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 02:01:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 03:01:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 02:10:00 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.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 05:57:00 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.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 11:26:00 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.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 03:15:00 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.
Sun, Jan 11, 2015 11:48:00 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

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