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C.J. Wilson | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/18/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Loyola Marymount
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 5 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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C.J. Wilson will indeed undergo season-ending surgery on his left shoulder.
It's been the likely scenario for a couple weeks, and the Angels finally made it official on Tuesday night. The surgery will attempt to address fraying on Wilson's left labrum and rotator cuff. It will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Wilson, 35, did not make an appearance at the major league level in 2016 and is due to become a free agent this winter. He's probably going to have to settle for a non-guaranteed minor league contract if he wants to continue his playing career. Jul 6 - 8:43 AM

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Angels manager Mike Scioscia confirmed Tuesday that C.J. Wilson (shoulder) is leaning toward undergoing season-ending surgery.

This seems to have been a likely scenario for awhile now, and with the Angels unlikely to make it to the postseason, there's no need for Wilson to try to pitch through the injury.
Jul 5 - 5:11 PM

C.J. Wilson will go for a second opinion on his left shoulder.

Wilson has been battling a shoulder issue since February and Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Monday that it's still "not firing" the way he'd like. He's obviously still a ways off from rejoining the Angels.
Jun 27 - 9:12 PM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) was scheduled to resume throwing off a mound Thursday.

It's good news, although Wilson has dealt with multiple setbacks and it's going to be a while before he rejoins the Angels. "I think he has a lot of work ahead of him," manager Mike Scioscia said, "but we’re still hopeful that he’ll be back."
Jun 17 - 10:52 AM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) is set to resume throwing this week.

Wilson has been out all year with a shoulder issue and recently had to be shut down with some biceps tendinitis. He's still a long way from rejoining the Angels.
Jun 6 - 5:11 PM

An MRI taken Monday on C.J. Wilson's left arm showed no new damage.

That's nice news, but the veteran left-hander remains shut down indefinitely with elbow soreness. Wilson was initially placed on the disabled list in early April with shoulder inflammation, and then he developed biceps tendinitis during his rehab. He might not throw a pitch at the major league level in 2016, unless something changes soon.
May 31 - 7:27 PM

C.J. Wilson will be shut down indefinitely after feeling soreness in his pitching arm during a bullpen session Saturday.

Wilson was initially diagnosed with biceps tendinitis, although more details will be available after he undergoes an MRI. He admitted to feeling fatigue toward the end of his rehab start Wednesday and then said he felt "awful" Saturday. The left-hander got a late start to spring training while working his way back from elbow surgery and has had multiple setbacks with his shoulder since then. He's in the final year of a five-year contract that's paying him $20 million this season.
May 29 - 12:02 PM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) threw four-plus innings of one-run ball Wednesday in his minor league rehab debut with High-A Inland Empire.

Wilson needed just 56 pitches to make it into the top of the fifth inning, when he was yanked after yielding a leadoff single. The veteran left-hander whiffed four batters and issued zero walks. He'll try to replicate those results in his second minor league rehab start next week with an eye on rejoining the Angels' rotation by mid-June. Wilson has been on the disabled list all season with left shoulder trouble.
May 26 - 12:13 AM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire on Wednesday.

He's been cleared for rehab contests after getting through a few simulated games with no issues. Wilson was still rehabbing from elbow surgery at the beginning of spring training and then went down with a shoulder injury that's kept him out all season. It's unclear how many rehab appearances he'll require before rejoining the Angels' rotation.
May 22 - 11:21 AM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) will throw another simulated game before embarking on a minor league rehab assignment.

Wilson had a 40-pitch simulated workout Monday and came out of it feeling fine. The veteran left-hander said Tuesday that he expects to need two minor league rehab starts, pinning his return to the Angels' rotation somewhere around June 3. He's not a worthwhile stash in standard fantasy leagues, unless you're really desperate.
May 17 - 8:27 PM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) threw 40 pitches in a simulated game on Monday.

It was a big step for Wilson as he makes his way back from left shoulder tendinitis, but it's unclear when he'll be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. "He is not game-ready," said Angels manager Mike Scioscia. "I think there's a plan of where he wants to be, but it's going to take more workouts before he's going into any game." Wilson still hopes to be ready to join the Angels' rotation around mid-June.
May 16 - 10:30 PM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) will throw a three-inning simulated game on Monday.

It's unclear what the step is after that, but a rehab assignment would appear to be close. The Angels could desperately use rotation help, although Wilson isn't a great bet to stay healthy and holds a 4.24 ERA over the last two seasons.
May 15 - 2:08 PM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) threw another bullpen session on Thursday.

It was his third bullpen session in five days. He's expected to pitch a simulated game on Monday. Wilson remains on track to return in mid-June. The Angels could really use him with Garrett Richards (Tommy John surgery) out for the year and Andrew Heaney (elbow) sidelined indefinitely.
May 12 - 9:37 PM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) threw a 37-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and felt good.

Wilson is hoping to begin facing live hitters as early as Monday and hopes to become an option for the Angels' rotation in mid-June. He's been out all season because of lingering inflammation in his left shoulder.
May 10 - 7:33 PM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) threw off a mound Sunday for the first time since March.

Wilson made around 23 pitches and reported feeling fine. "It's the first step in a process that is going to take some time," manager Mike Scioscia said, "but it's a good first step." Wilson, out all year with a lingering left shoulder injury, hopes to debut by mid-June.
May 9 - 10:58 AM

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