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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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Angels GM Jerry Dipoto told reporters late Monday that he has not discussed trading C.J. Wilson.
Probably because the offers haven't been pouring in for the 34-year-old left-hander, who posted a rough 4.51 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 175 2/3 innings this past season and is owed a total of $38 million through 2016. The Angels would obviously like to find a taker for him, but it's probably not going to happen this winter. Unless they're willing to eat a whole bunch of money. Dec 9 - 9:28 AM

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MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez hears that the Angels "have gotten some hits" on starter C.J. Wilson.

But Anaheim is going to have to eat a large chunk of the $38 million remaining on Wilson's contract, so it's not a certainty that the 34-year-old left-hander will be moved. Wilson posted an ugly 4.51 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 175 2/3 innings this past season for the Angels and then got beat up in his one ALDS start.
Dec 8 - 4:36 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Angels are making C.J. Wilson available via trade.

The idea, Heyman suggests, is to unload Wilson and then go after a rotation upgrade like Max Scherzer or James Shields. However, Heyman also notes that the Angels aren't willing to eat any of the $36 million remaining on Wilson's contract, which could make trading him difficult given how much pitching is available. Wilson has overall been pretty solid in his three years in Anaheim, but Heyman says he "seemed to lose favor from some quarters of the organization" due to a poor second half followed by an ALDS start that saw him record just two outs.
Dec 7 - 11:59 AM

Pitching for his team’s postseason life, C.J. Wilson was unable to make it out of the first inning against the Royals in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday, surrendering three runs on three hits in just 2/3 of an inning.

The veteran left-hander walked one and struck out one in the extremely short outing. The disappointing inning came after Mike Trout had already staked the Angels to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. A pair of singles and a two-out walk loaded the bases against him, before Alex Gordon broke the game open with a three-run double to center that chased him from the ballgame. Never one to shine on the biggest stage, Wilson now owns a 5.67 career ERA in the postseason.
Oct 5 - 11:16 PM

C.J. Wilson will start Sunday's Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Royals.

The Angels are rolling with a three-man rotation, with Jered Weaver and Matt Shoemaker slotting into the other two spots. Wilson finished the year with a mediocre 4.54 ERA, and the Angels will be hoping for more out of him come Sunday.
Oct 1 - 6:26 PM

C.J. Wilson limited the Mariners to one run in six innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Mariners.

All that really mattered to the Angels tonight was that Wilson had a bounce-back outing after lasting just two-thirds of an inning versus the A's last time out. Since that materialized, it didn't matter much whether they won or lost (as they made obvious when they started pulling regulars up 1-0 in the seventh). Wilson, who finishes the regular season 13-10 with a 4.54 ERA, is expected to start Game 2 of the ALDS.
Sep 28 - 1:17 AM

C.J. Wilson will move up a day to start on Saturday against the Mariners.

He'll be taking the ball on regular rest and will also now be in line to start Game 2 of the ALDS. The Angels are leaving the identity of Sunday's start up in the air, but it will almost surely be Cory Rasmus, who had been scheduled to start Saturday. Wilson needs to bounce back after lasting just two-thirds of an inning in his last outing.
Sep 26 - 3:20 PM

The wheels fell off of C.J. Wilson on Monday, as he surrendered six runs -- four earned -- in just 2/3 of an inning Monday in a loss to the A's.

Wilson only gave up two hits while throwing 35 pitches. Instead, he was done in by an inability to locate the plate from the very beginning. Wilson walked four, the first two of which forced home a run. You could be forgiven for being surprised that the veteran picked this game to bomb. He had been 5-0 with a 2.79 ERA in his last eight starts against the A's. Wilson fired seven shutout innings and yielded only one hit in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Mariners, helping the Angels to clinch the AL West; he came into play today 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA over his last three starts. Wilson is currently scheduled to take the ball in Los Angeles' last regular season game on Sunday against the Mariners, though plans could change as playoffs machinations begin.
Sep 23 - 1:28 AM

C.J. Wilson fired seven shutout innings and yielded only one hit in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Mariners.

The Angels magic number to win the AL West has dropped to 1. Wilson whiffed seven and walked three in this gem, the lefty's third straight victory, a trick he pulled off for the first time this season. You shouldn't take that to mean he'd pitched particularly well prior to tonight, however, as Wilson allowed six runs (five earned) over 11 1/3 frames in the first two wins but received 23 runs of support. He didn't need much help tonight. Now 13-9 with a 4.42 ERA, Wilson has a pivotal matchup against the A's on deck.
Sep 18 - 1:03 AM

C.J. Wilson surrendered three runs -- two earned -- in five innings Friday in a victory over the Astros.

Wilson walked three, but two of those were intentional free passes to Chris Carter. He struck out six. Wilson really hasn't turned in a dominant effort in months, but with the way the Angels offense is clicking, he hasn't needed to. He's currently 12-9 despite a 4.61 ERA.
Sep 13 - 2:26 AM

C.J. Wilson allowed three runs over 6 1/3 innings in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Wilson gave up four hits and walked four, but he didn't need to be too fine on a day his offense supplied him with 14 runs of support. He did strike out six in the game. The win moved Wilson to 11-9 with a 4.64 ERA on the year. He'll next toe the rubber Friday against the Astros, a team that has dominated him thus far this season.
Sep 7 - 6:13 PM

C.J. Wilson was chased early in Tuesday's loss to the Astros, allowing five runs and eight hits in 3 1/3 innings before exiting.

The Astros just seem to have Wilson's number -- in 15 innings this season coming into Tuesday's start, the left-hander had a 7.20 ERA and 1.60 WHIP against the AL West cellar dwellers. In that same vein, Tuesday's loss was the third time in four starts against the Astros this year he's failed to last five innings. The Astros got to Wilson for eight hits, including a Jose Altuve home run, in the loss. He'd been pretty good in recent starts before the clunker, and Wilson will look to get back on track Sunday at the Twins.
Sep 3 - 12:09 AM

C.J. Wilson allowed three runs in five and a third innings on Thursday.

Wilson held the A's off the board until the fifth inning, when he surrendered an RBI double to Geovany Soto and an RBI single to Coco Crisp. Josh Donaldson hit a solo home run off Wilson in the sixth to knot the game at 3-3. The Angels eventually won it in the 10th inning. Wilson walked three in the contest and consistently struggled to find the strike zone. He only threw 56 of 98 pitches for strikes. Outings like this are why Wilson's boasts a WHIP of 1.40 and an ERA of 4.46. The lefty will try to put together a cleaner start when he faces the Astros next time around.
Aug 29 - 1:58 AM

C.J. Wilson held the A's to a run over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision Saturday.

It hasn't always been pretty, but Wilson has put together three decent efforts in a row, allowing five over 18 1/3 innings. He has a 10/10 K/BB ratio in that span -- he's had exactly as many walks as strikeouts in four of his five starts since coming off the DL -- but he's getting the job done. Perhaps he'll continue to improve in September.
Aug 24 - 12:25 AM

C.J. Wilson was unable to make it through the sixth inning, but picked up his 10th win as the Angels topped the Red Sox on Monday.

Wilson's line was all about the fives: 5 1/3 innings, five hits, five walks, five strikeouts. He only allowed one run, however, which came in the fourth on a Brock Holt single. The left-hander has shown improvement as the month of August has progressed, but his overall stats aren't very good. He has a 4.59 ERA, a 1.42 WHIP, and a 121/61 K/BB ratio. Wilson will take on the Athletics in Oakland on Saturday.
Aug 18 - 10:54 PM