The wooing of free-agent left-hander C.J. Wilson turned into an American League West affair on Tuesday.

The Rangers, defending champions, would like to keep Wilson. The Los Angeles Angels, who have finished 10 games behind the Rangers in each of the last two seasons, want to add Wilson.

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels held a late-evening meeting with Bob Garber, who represents Wilson. Daniels made it clear the club is not paralyzed by the halting negotiations.

"We're not holding him up, and he's not holding us up," Daniels said.

The Angels openly expressed their desire to add Wilson to a staff that had a league-low 3.57 ERA this past season.

"We need to add pitching depth in the rotation," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "I think you'll see us move towards that direction, whether it's C.J. Wilson or some other things."