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Bobby Wilson | Catcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/8/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rays purchased the contract of C Bobby Wilson from Triple-A Durham.
He beat out Curt Casali for the Rays' backup catcher job. Wilson is a defense-first catcher who sports a career .209/.271/.321 batting line over parts of six seasons in the majors. Apr 5 - 8:51 AM

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Rays signed C Bobby Wilson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Wilson, 31, spent almost all of last season at Triple-A with the Diamondbacks, batting .267/.324/.341 with three homers over 76 games. He's merely organizational depth.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 05:15:00 PM

Bobby Wilson has elected free agency.

Wilson appeared in two games with the Diamondbacks in 2014. The 31-year-old will have a tough time scoring anything more than a minor league deal heading into next season.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 09:48:00 PM

Diamondbacks sent C Bobby Wilson outright to Triple-A Reno.

Wilson had one hit in four at-bats in September, his first major league action since 2012. The 31-year-old is nothing more than organizational depth for the Diamondbacks.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 10:42:00 PM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of C Bobby Wilson from Triple-A Reno.

Wilson, 31, batted .267/.324/.341 with three home runs and 38 RBI over 76 games this season in Triple-A. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012 with the Angels, but will give Arizona an extra catcher over the final two weeks.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 05:10:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed C Bobby Wilson to a minor league contract.

Wilson had a weak .208/.311/.361 slash line in 253 plate appearances this past season for the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate. He'll be organizational depth for Arizona.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 11:53:00 AM

Yankees signed C Bobby Wilson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Wilson, a .208/.272/.321 career hitter, was non-tendered by Toronto at the end of November. The 29-year-old seems doubtful to crack New York's Opening Day roster.
Thu, Dec 13, 2012 02:07:00 PM

Blue Jays non-tendered C Bobby Wilson.

Wilson was claimed off waivers from the Angels in October, but he was made expendable after the club acquired John Buck as part of a blockbuster trade with the Marlins. The 29-year-old backstop is a .208/.272/.321 career hitter in the majors and may have to settle for a minor league deal.
Sat, Dec 1, 2012 12:07:00 AM

Blue Jays claimed C Bobby Wilson off waivers from the Angels.

Wilson is a .208/.272/.321 career hitter in the major leagues. He'll serve as organizational depth for Toronto.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012 03:00:00 PM

Bobby Wilson went 3-for-4 and hit his first homer since last August in Sunday's defeat of the Rangers.

Wilson had gone 124 at-bats without a homer this season before taking Matt Harrison deep in the seventh inning tonight. The big game will help his cause for sticking around once Chris Iannetta returns next month. He entered with an awful .197/.267/.221 line.
Sun, Jul 22, 2012 11:44:00 PM

Angels activated C Bobby Wilson from the 15-day disabled list.

Hank Conger was sent down Sunday in a corresponding roster move. Wilson has been sidelined since suffering a concussion when he was hit in the mask by a foul tip on June 4. The 29-year-old backstop returns to a .171/.232/.171 batting line over 86 plate appearances.
Mon, Jun 18, 2012 06:37:00 PM

Bobby Wilson (head) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Single-A Inland Empire.

Wilson will be activated Friday if he can avoid a setback. He's been on the 7-day concussion disabled list since June 5.
Tue, Jun 12, 2012 06:36:00 PM

Angels placed C Bobby Wilson on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion.

Wilson left Monday's game in the second inning after taking a foul tip off his mask. His exact diagnosis isn't yet clear, but he'll have to pass a concussion test before being cleared to return to the field.
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 06:01:00 PM

Bobby Wilson left Monday's game in the second inning for precautionary reasons after taking a foul tip off his mask.

Wilson was hit by a foul tip in the first inning, but stayed in the game until John Hester pinch hit for him in the bottom of the second inning. It doesn't sound like a major concern, but the Angels could send him for a concussion test just to be sure.
Mon, Jun 4, 2012 11:13:00 PM

Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that the Angels will not look outside the organization at this point to replace Chris Iannetta (wrist).

Bobby Wilson is expected to receive the bulk of the playing time while Iannetta is on the shelf for 6-8 weeks following wrist surgery, with John Hester backing him up. Given Wilson's .208/.271/.331 career batting line, he doesn't inspire much confidence. We wouldn't be surprised if the Halos change their mind and look for help elsewhere eventually. Then again, Mike Scioscia put up with Jeff Mathis' lackluster hitting for years, so maybe not. Hank Conger (elbow) should be ready in a few weeks and would give the Angels a better option.
Fri, May 11, 2012 01:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2Allan Dykstra
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Tim Beckham
4Ryan Brett
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Chris Archer
3Jake Odorizzi
4Drew Smyly
5Nate Karns
6Erasmo Ramirez
7Alex Colome
8Matt Andriese
9Matt Moore
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Brad Boxberger
3Ernesto Frieri
4Kevin Jepsen
5Jeff Beliveau
6Steve Geltz
7Jose Dominguez
8C.J. Riefenhauser
9Brandon Gomes