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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 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

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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

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) is scheduled to throw off a mound on Sunday.

Wilson hasn't pitched off a mound since March. The Angels are hoping he'll be back by mid-June. Injuries have decimated L.A.'s rotation this year. Garrett Richards is headed for Tommy John surgery while Andrew Heaney remains sidelined with an elbow injury.
May 7 - 7:21 PM

Angels transferred LHP C.J. Wilson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Shane Robinson. Wilson is rehabbing a shoulder issue and isn't expected back until mid-June.
May 1 - 1:01 PM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) is hoping to return to the major league rotation in mid-June.

Wilson was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation at the beginning of April. He was cleared to begin a throwing program shortly after and a schedule has been laid out for his eventual return. Wilson is set to throw his first bullpen on May 9, with a May 18 simulated game scheduled to follow. If he can stay on this schedule without a setback, his first minor league rehab contest would fall on May 23 or thereabouts. Because these dates are being thrown out so far in advance, they are subject to change.
Apr 27 - 8:38 PM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) has been cleared to resume throwing.

He'll begin a throwing program Monday at the team's spring training facility in Tempe, Arizona. It's good to see Wilson finally trending in the right direction, but he's still at least a month away from joining the Angels' rotation and he probably won't be a worthwhile fantasy bet in 2016. Wilson was limited to 132 innings last year, his fewest since 2009.
Apr 9 - 7:08 PM

Angels placed LHP C.J. Wilson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25, with left shoulder inflammation.

Wilson has dealt with a shoulder issue all spring and is still shut down after having a setback. The hope is that he'll resume a throwing program sometime this week, but there's currently no timetable for his return. Matt Shoemaker will hold down his rotation spot.
Apr 3 - 12:08 PM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) has not yet resumed throwing.

The Angels said last weekend that Wilson was pumping the brakes on his rehab so that he could work on his mechanics, but it sounds like there's more going on here. The hope is that he'll resume throwing in 8-10 days, so Wilson isn't going to be ready to rejoin the Angels' rotation until at least May. Matt Shoemaker will hold down a rotation spot until Wilson is ready.
Mar 25 - 1:33 PM

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S1Jered Weaver
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