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C.J. Wilson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/18/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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C.J. Wilson is scheduled to meet with with Dr. Neal ElAttrache on August 11 for a second opinion on his elbow.
Wilson has been pitching through bone spurs and is currently leaning toward season-ending surgery, but he won't make a final decision until he meets with ElAttrache. The Angels have approached him about potentially putting off surgery and pitching out of the bullpen down the stretch, but there's still a good chance that his season is over. Aug 4 - 1:50 PM

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C.J. Wilson will undergo surgery to repair a left elbow impingement and is expected to miss the remainder of the 2015 season.

Wilson alerted the Angels to the news prior to the trade deadline. He has been pitching with bone spurs in his elbow since April, but his range of motion has diminished recently which necessitated the surgery. He should be fully healthy and ready to go for the start of the 2015 season.
Aug 1 - 2:50 PM

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that C.J. Wilson has been diagnosed with a left elbow impingement.

The injury is more serious than the mild inflammation that landed the southpaw on the disabled list. An MRI earlier in the year revealed bone spurs in his elbow. Wilson indicated that he will need to undergo surgery to repair, though it's unclear if that procedure will happen immediately or after the season. There is no clear timetable for his return from the disabled list at the moment.
Aug 1 - 1:42 PM

C.J. Wilson (elbow) will announce his own MRI results on Saturday.

Wilson was placed on the disabled list on Friday with what was supposed to be minor elbow inflammation, so the fact that Wilson wants to announce the news himself could mean there is a more serious ailment at play. Stay tuned.
Aug 1 - 11:57 AM

Angels placed LHP C.J. Wilson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 29, with left elbow inflammation.

Wilson had fluid drained from the elbow earlier this season and he's now having trouble with it again. It doesn't appear he has any structural issues, so the lefty should be back at some point in August. Jered Weaver (hip) will take his rotation spot.
Jul 31 - 5:30 PM

C.J. Wilson struggled against the Astros on Tuesday, allowing six runs over four innings in a loss.

Wilson served up two homers among his six hits allowed, and three walks didn't help, either. Wilson fell to 8-8 with a 3.89 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with the loss. The southpaw will take the mound against the Dodgers on Sunday in an interleague matchup.
Jul 29 - 12:28 AM

C.J. Wilson held the Twins to two runs on six hits but could complete only five innings in Wednesday's win.

He was inefficient -- requiring 105 pitches to finish five frames -- but got the job done. The left-hander struck out five and walked two. Wilson, who came into tonight 2-1 with a 2.36 ERA in his last four starts, has seen his ERA drop from 3.92 to 3.59 across five outings. Wilson, whom CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports may become available on the trade market, will earn $20 million in the final year of his contract next year. First things first: He gets the Astros next week.
Jul 23 - 1:15 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that C.J. Wilson "could become even more available" with former general manager Jerry Dipoto no longer around.

Heyman says that the left-hander and former GM are close. It would make some sense for the Angels to dangle Wilson for a hitter given the emergence of Andrew Heaney, but the southpaw's contract figures to be a big stumbling block. He's making $18 million this season and is set to earn $20 million in 2016 in the final year of his deal.
Jul 21 - 7:06 PM

C.J. Wilson tossed eight scoreless innings versus the Red Sox in a no-decision Friday.

Wilson deserved a win for this one, but the Angels couldn't push a run across until the bottom of the ninth. At least his ERA is back down to 3.59 now.
Jul 18 - 12:40 AM

C.J. Wilson cruised to an easy victory over the Rangers on Sunday, allowing three runs on six hits in his six frames.

Wilson walked two and punched out four in the contest. The Angels provided 12 early runs of support for the left-hander, and all he had to do was throw strikes and keep the Rangers from mounting any major rallies. He's enjoying a nice first half, compiling a 3.82 ERA and 93/34 K/BB ratio in 108 1/3 innings. He'll make his final start of the first half on Saturday against the Mariners in Seattle.
Jul 5 - 10:19 PM

C.J. Wilson limited the Yankees to one run in six innings to pick up the win on Monday.

Wilson scattered five hits and a three walks while striking out five. A lot of credit has to go to center fielder Mike Trout, though, as he made a handful of outstanding catches to save Wilson's hide. The lefty lowered his ERA to 3.78 with the effort and has a 1.19 WHIP with an 89/32 K/BB ratio over 102 1/3 innings. He'll face the Rangers in Texas next.
Jun 30 - 1:11 AM

C.J. Wilson was roughed up by the Astros on Tuesday, surrendering seven runs in 3 1/3 innings.

A rare off night for Wilson this season. Not only were the seven earned runs a season high, but he had pitched at least five innings in each of his previous 14 starts. He dropped to 5-6 with a 3.92 ERA.
Jun 24 - 1:33 AM

C.J. Wilson racked up nine strikeouts over eight strong innings as the Angels defeated the Diamondbacks on Thursday in Arizona.

Wilson surrendered just one run on eight hits on the afternoon and didn't issue a walk. The only damage against him came on an RBI double by Nick Ahmed in the sixth inning. Wilson is enjoying a nice bounceback season to this point, compiling a 3.39 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 81/27 K/BB ratio over 93 innings. He'll take on the Astros his next time out on Tuesday.
Jun 18 - 6:25 PM

C.J. Wilson held the A's to two hits over seven innings in a 1-0 victory Saturday.

Wilson's last six starts haven't been quite as good as his first seven, but he's still having a fine year for the Angels. One positive is how much more consistently he's been providing innings. He's averaging 6.5 innings per start right now, compared to 5.7 last year.
Jun 14 - 12:54 AM

C.J. Wilson yielded six runs across seven innings in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

Wilson allowed seven hits, struck out eight and didn't walk anyone on the day, but three of the base knocks cleared the wall, including a pair in the Yanks' decisive four-run fifth inning. The southpaw has permitted at least four runs in four out of his last five starts to push his ERA from 2.63 to 3.92. He'll take on the A's at home next weekend.
Jun 7 - 3:45 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1David Murphy
2Shane Victorino
3Matt Joyce
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1David DeJesus
2C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Trevor Gott
5Cesar Ramos
6Cory Rasmus
7Cam Bedrosian