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Bobby Wilson | Catcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/8/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

In the starting lineup for only the third time all year, Bobby Wilson finished 2-for-4 in the Angels' Monday night loss to the Athletics.

Wilson had not started a game since April 10th, as Jeff Mathis and Hank Conger essentially have been splitting catcher duties. Wilson had a fairly successful minor league career and proved last year that he could hold his own against Mathis. However, as long as all three remain on the active roster, Wilson is not expected to make a significant impact going forward.
Tue, May 17, 2011 03:31:00 AM

Bobby Wilson was back in camp Monday after being sent home due to illness on Sunday.

Wilson is scheduled to catch Dan Haren in a minor league game Tuesday against the Cubs. Both Wilson and Jeff Mathis are having good springs with the bat, so look for Hank Conger to begin the season in the minors.
Mon, Mar 21, 2011 06:24:00 PM

Bobby Wilson hired a nutritionist over the offseason and reported to camp 33 pounds lighter than last season.

Wilson said he was motivated by the chance for more playing time this season. "I just stopped eating (junk)," said Wilson. "I dropped 10 or 12 pounds in the first week and then it was pretty steady two or three pounds a week every week after that. I feel great. It's very exciting actually. Everything fits now." The good news for Wilson is that Mike Napoli was traded this winter, but he'll still have to compete with Jeff Mathis and Hank Conger for playing time. He batted just .229/.288/.417 with four homers and 15 RBI over 96 at-bats last season and is unlikely to have much fantasy value.
Mon, Feb 14, 2011 03:32:00 PM

Bobby Wilson homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Jeff Mathis has been a colossal mess offensively, so Wilson is getting the occasional start when Mike Napoli plays first base. It's probably time for the Angels to start using him over Mathis regularly. The 27-year-old isn't anything special with the bat himself, but he does have some pop and he's a perfectly solid defensive catcher. He might be worth a look in AL-only leagues.
Sun, Aug 15, 2010 02:09:00 AM

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

Wilson was placed on the disabled list back on April 24 with a concussion and ankle injury. Now healthy, he will resume a backup role with the Angels until Jeff Mathis returns in about a month. Wilson was 0-for-2 before the injury with a strikeout and isn't worth using in fantasy leagues.
Mon, May 17, 2010 08:43:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2Tuffy Gosewisch
3Jordan Pacheco
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Aaron Hill
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Chris Owings
2Didi Gregorius
3B1Martin Prado
2Eric Chavez
LF1Mark Trumbo
2Cody Ross
3Ender Inciarte
CF1A.J. Pollock
2David Peralta
RF1Gerardo Parra
2Alfredo Marte
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Wade Miley
2Bronson Arroyo
3Vidal Nuno
4Josh Collmenter
5Chase Anderson
6Trevor Cahill
7Daniel Hudson
8Patrick Corbin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Addison Reed
2Brad Ziegler
3Oliver Perez
4Randall Delgado
5Evan Marshall
6Eury de la Rosa
7Matt Stites
8David Hernandez
9Matt Reynolds