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Alex Wilson | Relief Pitcher | #30

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 2 (0) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Tigers and RHP Alex Wilson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.925 million contract.
Wilson was eligible for arbitration for the second time this offseason. He posted a 4.50 ERA across 66 relief appearances in 2017. Jan 12 - 1:43 PM

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Alex Wilson (leg) expects to be ready for the start of spring training next February.

Wilson suffered a non-displaced fibula fracture in his right leg Saturday when he got struck by a Joe Mauer line drive. He'll be in a cast for 4-6 weeks and will need about three full months of rest and rehab. The 30-year-old setup man is arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter after earning $1.18 million in 2017.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 09:50:00 PM

Alex Wilson has been diagnosed with a broken right leg.

In more technical terms, it's a non-displaced fibula fracture. Wilson suffered the injury Saturday when he got struck by a 103.8 mph line drive off the bat of Joe Mauer in the top of the eighth inning. The setup man is obviously done for the year and this injury will have at least some effect on his offseason regimen.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 08:45:00 PM

Alex Wilson was removed from a relief appearance Saturday versus the Twins after taking a Joe Mauer line drive off his lower right leg.

Mauer smoked one 103.8 mph off the bat in the top of the eighth inning, striking Wilson around the shin. He needed help getting off the field and into the home clubhouse at Comerica Park. X-rays are likely forthcoming.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 08:20:00 PM

Alex Wilson was charged with four runs in an inning and took a blown save and the loss Tuesday against the A's.

Wilson was a valuable 70-inning reliever in both 2015 and 2016, but with righties hitting him surprisingly hard, he's sporting a 4.42 ERA in 59 innings this year. He could be in jeopardy of being non-tendered this winter.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 11:45:00 PM

Alex Wilson will begin serving his suspension resulting from last week's brawl with the Yankees on Saturday.

Wilson has had his ban lowered from four games to three on appeal. He received the suspension for admitting that he intentionally threw at Todd Frazier after both benches had been already been warned.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 12:26:00 PM

Major League Baseball has suspended Alex Wilson four games for his involvement in Thursday's brawl with the Yankees.

Wilson admitted after the game that he intentionally threw a pitch at Todd Frazier after warnings were issued, so his suspension comes as no surprise. Still, he will appeal and try to get it reduced. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was given a one-game suspension, as well, as a result of Wilson's actions.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 04:55:00 PM

Alex Wilson was ejected Thursday against the Yankees for hitting Todd Frazier in the eighth inning.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was also tossed. New York and Detroit have spent much of the afternoon exchanging bean balls, resulting in several bench-clearing incidents and countless ejections. Wilson worked a scoreless inning before hitting the showers.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 04:59:00 PM

With Justin Wilson needing the day off, Alex Wilson pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his second save Thursday against the Orioles.

Shane Greene got five outs to set him up. Both right-handers have ERAs in the mid-1.00s, so the Tigers have alternatives if they want to put Wilson back into a setup role at some point.
Thu, May 18, 2017 04:45:00 PM

Alex Wilson earned a two-inning save Wednesday in the Tigers' defeat of the Twins.

Wilson breezed through the eighth so he was also given the ninth, allowing Francisco Rodriguez some rest. This was Wilson's second career save, but we wouldn't expect him to see many more in 2017.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 04:10:00 PM

Tigers and RHP Alex Wilson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.175 million contract.

Wilson has posted a 2.58 ERA out of the Tigers' bullpen the last two seasons, although he's struck out only 87 across 143 innings. He was arbitration-eligible for the first time.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 11:13:00 AM

Tigers activated RHP Alex Wilson from the 15-day disabled list.

He'll take the place of Buck Farmer in the Tigers bullpen. Wilson served as the club's closer to finish the 2015 campaign and will work in a setup role in a rebuilt Tigers bullpen this year. He's probably third in line for saves though, so his fantasy value is limited to formats that count holds.
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 10:02:00 AM

Alex Wilson (shoulder) is moving his rehab assignment to Triple-A Toledo.

Wilson allowed three earned runs on seven hits in 3 1/3 innings (two appearances) with High-A Lakeland. He'll try for better results at the Triple-A level with an eye on joining the Detroit bullpen by the end of this week. Wilson landed on the disabled list at the end of spring training after battling right shoulder soreness for much of March.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 10:33:00 AM

Alex Wilson (shoulder) began a rehab assignment with High-A Lakeland on Thursday.

It wasn't an encouraging performance, as Wilson allowed three runs on four hits -- including two homers -- over 1 1/3 innings of work. He's eligible to be activated on Saturday, but the Tigers could give him a little more time to get sharp.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 09:43:00 AM

Tigers placed RHP Alex Wilson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25, with a right shoulder injury.

Wilson has been plagued by right shoulder soreness all spring, but has made progress toward a return in recent days. He's expected to be ready to join the Tigers bullpen at some point in April.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 04:56:00 PM

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