The Rangers anticipate losing free-agent lefthander C.J. Wilson, their leading winner of the last two seasons, as soon as Thursday's end of the winter meetings.

The Los Angeles Angels, who have finished 10 games behind the Rangers in the American League West in each of the last two seasons, and Florida are Wilson's most ardent suitors. As is usually the case in free agency, money makes the difference.

"I haven't received a call saying he's chosen to go elsewhere, but I think we're prepared for that," general manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday. "Until C.J. makes the decision, you can't rule anything out, but we understand that's a real possibility."