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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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According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, a few teams have checked in on C.J. Wilson in "buy-low" type trades but the Angels haven't found "anything worth doing yet."
Heyman didn't mention any of the teams interested but it's probably a moot point as the Angels haven't found a trade worth pursuing yet. Wilson is coming off elbow surgery but should be ready for Opening Day. With Wilson headed for free agency after this year, the Angels might lower their asking price as the trade deadline approaches. Jan 23 - 6:26 PM

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USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Angels are telling teams they are willing to trade C.J. Wilson.

Well, that's no surprise. Wilson is owed $20 million in 2016 and had elbow surgery in August, so it remains to be seen how much actual interest there will be in him. The Angels would likely have to absorb some of the left-hander's contract in order to move him.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 05:09:00 PM

Angels activated LHP C.J. Wilson from the 60-day disabled list.

The move gets Wilson back on the team's 40-man roster. He underwent surgery in mid-August to clean up bone spurs in his pitching elbow. He's expected to be full recovered in time for the start of spring training.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 11:48:00 PM

Angels transferred LHP C.J. Wilson to the 60-day disabled list.

Nothing has changed in the left-hander's status, as he will still miss the remainder of the 2015 season. This was done as a procedural move to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Ryan Jackson who had his contract purchased on Sunday.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 04:29:00 PM

C.J. Wilson will undergo surgery this week on his pitching elbow to clean up loose bone spurs.

Wilson sought out a second opinion to make sure that the procedure would be necessary, and everyone finally appears to be in agreement. By having the procedure done now, he should be fully recovered and ready to go for spring training.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 06:06:00 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said C.J. Wilson (elbow) has yet to inform the team of whether he will have surgery.

Wilson sought a second opinion on the elbow Tuesday, and the results of that meeting are still unknown. Wilson has been pitching through bone spurs this year and was believed to be headed for season-ending surgery before deciding to consult with Dr. Neal ElAttrache. The Angels will likely know one way or another before long.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 06:24:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 01:50:00 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 02:50:00 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.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 01:42:00 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.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 11:57:00 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.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 05:30:00 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.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 12:28:00 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.
Thu, Jul 23, 2015 01:15:00 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.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 07:06:00 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.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 12:40:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Perez
2Geovany Soto
3Jett Bandy
4Juan Graterol
1B1Albert Pujols
2Ji-Man Choi
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3Rey Navarro
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
3Kaleb Cowart
4Kyle Kubitza
LF1Todd Cunningham
2Daniel Nava
3Craig Gentry
CF1Mike Trout
2Rafael Ortega
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Quintin Berry
3Nick Buss
4Andrew Brown
DH1C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Garrett Richards
3C.J. Wilson
4Hector Santiago
5Andrew Heaney
6Matt Shoemaker
7Nick Tropeano
8Tyler Skaggs
9Victor Alcantara
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Mike Morin
5Cory Rasmus
6Jose Alvarez
7Cam Bedrosian
8Deolis Guerra
9Lucas Luetge
10Rob Rasmussen
11Al Alburquerque
12Christian Friedrich
13Yunesky Maya