For a moment, C.J. Wilson dropped his guard and sounded wistful about the Rangers.

"I consider a lot of guys on that team close friends," Wilson said. "We went through a lot together. You do that when you spent 10 or 11 years anywhere. It was friendship and other stuff, not just baseball stuff."

On to the new reality. The divorce of left-hander Christopher John Wilson and the Rangers goes into full effect Sunday.

The monotony of spring training has given way to an interesting weekend for the American League West. The defending AL champion Rangers meet their most bulked-up division rival, the Los Angeles Angels, for their only meetings this month. The clubs played at the Rangers' park in Surprise on Saturday and will be at the Angels' digs Sunday.

Story lines for the season are being unveiled. They will not include Wilson pitching against his former team. That can wait until the regular season.