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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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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

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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

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) said he took a step back this week to work on his delivery.

Wilson watched video of his performance last year and decided he needed to make a change. "I throw completely different now than I did last year," said Wilson. "I won’t even look like the same pitcher." Wilson says he's changed his arm angle as well as his delivery. "He’s just trying to find a comfortable arm slot with a release point now," said manager Mike Scioscia. Wilson hasn't thrown off a mound since last Saturday. He'll begin the season on the disabled list.
Mar 19 - 4:25 PM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) didn't feel right after throwing off a mound Saturday.

Yet another setback for the veteran left-hander. It's now a guarantee that he will open the 2016 season on the 15-day disabled list, clearing a spot in the rotation for right-hander Matt Shoemaker. Wilson is planning to throw long-toss for the next few days and the Angels will see how his shoulder responds to that lighter type of workout. He can be considered out indefinitely.
Mar 14 - 1:28 PM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) will throw bullpen sessions on Thursday and Saturday.

Shoulder tendinitis and the birth of his daughter have pushed Wilson way behind schedule. Despite his recent progress, beat writer Alden Gonzalez doesn't think Wilson will appear in a game anytime soon. There's a strong chance he'll open the year on the disabled list.
Mar 9 - 11:11 AM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) indicated Saturday that while he might begin the season on the disabled list, he could miss just one start.

Wilson entered camp slightly behind while rehabbing offseason elbow surgery and then went down with shoulder tendinitis. He also was away from camp for a few days to be present for the birth of his daughter. While the shoulder issue doesn't appear to be a big concern, Wilson could simply be too far behind in order to be ready by Opening Day. He's throwing on flat ground but is about a week away from mound work. "If I miss a start, whether it’s two in spring training and none in the season or three in spring training and one in the season, then whatever," Wilson said. "If I make 30-something starts, I make 30-something starts."
Mar 6 - 10:09 AM

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register writes that C.J. Wilson (shoulder) is "looking iffy" for Opening Day.

Wilson returned to camp Friday after leaving to be with his wife and newborn daughter. He's slated to throw on flat ground Friday and is still over a week away from game action. Wilson entered camp slightly behind while rehabbing offseason elbow surgery and then went down with shoulder tendinitis. It's looking like it will be either Matt Shoemaker or Nick Tropeano filling his rotation spot early on in the season.
Mar 4 - 12:18 PM

C.J. Wilson is due back in Angels camp Friday.

Wilson went home to Southern California earlier this week to be present for the birth of his daughter. He's been slowed this spring by shoulder tendinitis but should ramp up his workouts upon returning to Arizona. The veteran left-hander is expected to be ready for the beginning of the regular season.
Mar 3 - 1:11 PM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) is expected to resume throwing in a couple days.

He had been slated to resume a throwing program early this week, but he's now away from Angels' camp while his wife gives birth. Wilson is expected to need at least a week of throwing on the side before being cleared for game action. The left-hander entered camp at the tail-end of a rehab for his elbow surgery and then came down with shoulder tendinitis.
Feb 29 - 6:41 PM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) will resume throwing early next week according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia.

Wilson was dealing with what has been classified as regular shoulder soreness early in camp, so he was shut down for a couple of days. It doesn't sound like it's anything to worry about at this point and the veteran southpaw is on track to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Feb 27 - 1:13 PM

C.J. Wilson (shoulder) said he'll be shut down from throwing for "just a couple days."

After coming down with some shoulder soreness during a bullpen session Saturday, Wilson underwent an MRI on Monday which revealed mild tendinitis. "It's a fairly normal thing for guys to have, tendinitis or dead arm or something like that during this phase of the year," said Wilson. "This is no different than that. In that regard, it's very normal." As of now, he doesn't believe it will put him at risk for missing the start of the season.
Feb 23 - 2:24 PM

An MRI on C.J. Wilson's left shoulder revealed tendinitis.

It's the best-case scenario, all things considered. "We were very pleased with the results," Angels general manager Billy Eppler said. Wilson came to camp behind the other Angels pitchers because of last August's elbow surgery. It doesn't sound like either the elbow or shoulder are long-term concerns at the moment, but it's obviously not an ideal way to begin spring training.
Feb 22 - 10:53 PM

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