C.J. Wilson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Angels placed LHP C.J. Wilson on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain.

    Rotoworld "Wilson was knocked around for six runs (three earned) in 3 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Blue Jays and has a 10.26 ERA over his last four starts, so an injury would explain the struggles. The Angels aren't expected to need their fifth starter again until July 22, so Wilson might only have to..." July 10

  • Wilson, Angels handle Astros 9-1

    L.A. Daily News "C.J. Wilson had a simple plan for his second start after a dud in his season debut. “Just told myself I’m going to pick my spot and stay with my spot and not try to overdo it,” Wilson said. It was an effective approach, allowing him to pitch eight solid innings while Howie Kendrick and Raul..." April 08

  • C.J. Wilson struck in head with ball; walks off field under own power

    CBSSports.com "Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson was throwing live batting practice Tuesday when he was struck by a baseball on the left side of his head, the club announced. Wilson did walk off the field under his own power and is having some precautionary tests done. No further details are available at..." February 25

  • Rangers dismiss C.J. Wilson's issues with baseballs

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Texas Rangers starter Alexi Ogando said he had no issues with the baseballs used in Friday night’s game at Rangers Ballpark saying he didn’t understand the complaints made by Angels starter C.J. Wilson after the game. “No I didn’t have any problems” Ogando said. “They were good." Wilson..." September 29

  • C.J. Wilson blames slippery baseballs for control issues

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson who has never been shy about not taking responsibility for his poor starts blamed his wild third inning on a batch of baseballs that hadn't been properly rubbed down. He went so far as to suggest that it might not have been by mistake that he had to use those..." September 28

  • Wilson strikes out 10 as Angels beat Mariners, 7-1

    L.A. Daily News "C.J. Wilson got two quick outs to start the game, then served up a walk and a single and suddenly, his head was swimming. "I thought I was going to pass out in the first inning," Wilson said. "I didn't feel good today, I ate too much pasta last night or something. When you throw the ball as..." May 23

  • C.J. Wilson to undergo elbow surgery to remove bone spurs

    Los Angeles Times "Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson revealed after Monday night's 8-4 win over the Seattle Mariners that he will undergo arthroscopic surgery immediately after the season to remove bone spurs from his elbow, a condition the left-hander said has been bothering him since the All-Star break. "I've been..." October 02

  • CJ Wilson has closed-door meeting with Scioscia

    Fox Sports West "A closed-door meeting in the manager's office is never a good sign, so the fact CJ Wilson spent a considerable amount of time with Angels manager Mike Scioscia on Thursday afternoon probably indicated they had lots to talk about. It can be assumed Scioscia did most of the talking...." September 21

  • A's get best of Wilson, Angels, win 10-4

    San Francisco Chronicle "When pitching for the Rangers, C.J. Wilson criticized most everything about the A's, including their fans, their ballpark and their mound. In his Angels debut in Oakland, on May 22, he tossed eight shutout innings. It was no time for payback. Tuesday was a different story. A night after the..." August 08

  • C.J. Wilson is told to be more aggressive

    Los Angeles Times "C.J. Wilson has more than enough in his repertoire to be an elite pitcher — a 92-mph four-seam fastball, a two-seam fastball with good movement, a slider, cut-fastball, curve, changeup, "all plus pitches," said Mike Butcher, Angels pitching coach. "Everything moves," Butcher continued. "He has..." August 04

  • C.J. Wilson's quality start not good enough to beat Rays

    Los Angeles Times "After a tough one-run loss in Yankee Stadium on July 13,C.J. Wilson said one of the keys to second-half baseball is that "you have to have a big windshield and keep looking ahead — you can't have a rear-view mirror." After Saturday night's 3-0 loss to Tampa Bay in Angel Stadium, the first-place..." July 29

  • Was C.J. Wilson onto something with approach to Coors Field?

    Denver Post "It was the equivalent of Lance Armstrong showing up at your spinning class or Ken Griffey Jr. taking at-bats in a neighborhood Wiffle Ball game. Coors Field, soulless as ever, spent two months putting pitchers in headlocks, siphoning not just air from their lungs but hope from their psyches...." July 10

  • Blister gets the best of Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson

    Los Angeles Times "C.J. Wilson is beginning to understand how Ringo Starr felt when the Beatles drummer, worn out after the 18th take of "Helter Skelter," flung his sticks across the studio and screamed, "I've got blisters on my fingers!" Wilson had to bow out of Tuesday's All-Star game because of a blister on..." July 09

  • Jake Peavy in for C.J. Wilson

    ESPN.com "Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson has been scratched from Tuesday's All-Star Game with a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand and replaced by the Chicago White Sox's Jake Peavy. Wilson, 9-5 with a 2.43 ERA, was one of four Angels selected to the game, joining Jered Weaver,..." July 08

  • Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson lead Angels past Athletics, 5-0

    Los Angeles Times "Albert Pujols doesn't need to watch hours of video to know why so many of his at-bats -- 58 of 174 (33%) to be exact -- have resulted in ground-ball outs to the shortstop or third baseman. "It's probably from expanding the strike zone," the Angels first baseman said. "Forty thousand people in..." May 23

  • C.J. Wilson declines Rangers' offer for on-field ring ceremony: 'That would really go over great'

    Dallas Morning News "Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson declined the Rangers' invitation to receive his American League championship ring on the field in a pre-game ceremony. "That would really go over great," Wilson said sarcastically after being booed in both starts during the weekend series. General manager Jon..." May 14

  • C.J. reminds Rangers fans his heart can frequently be sizable

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The decision, frankly, smacked a little of desperation. The kind of thing a struggling, 14-19 team would do to try to kick-start itself, or send itself a message. Calling all Angels, as it were -- here in only the second week of May. "Put me in, coach," C.J. Wilson, starting pitcher and..." May 13

  • Angels, C.J. Wilson bounce back to defeat Rangers, 4-2

    Los Angeles Times "It was the baseball equivalent of hooking a tee shot into the woods, taking a mulligan and hitting a 280-yard drive down the middle of the fairway. C.J. Wilson got a do-over Saturday, just 12 hours after taking the loss in a rain-shortened start Friday night, and the Angels' left-hander nailed..." May 13

  • Washington grateful for C.J.'s contributions

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The ill will directed toward C.J. Wilson on Friday night came from a sellout crowd, not the manager's office in the Texas Rangers' clubhouse. Ron Washington said that he appreciated the contributions Wilson gave the Rangers during his time with them, especially the last two years as a starting..." May 12

  • C.J. Wilson to start again for Angels

    Dallas Morning News "Left-hander C.J. Wilson on Saturday afternoon could become the first starting pitchers in 39 years to lose consecutive games for his team. The Los Angeles Angels will start Wilson for the second consecutive game against the Rangers. Wilson, a former Ranger, did not return after a rain delay of..." May 12

  • C.J. Wilson returns to Texas to face Yu Darvish and the Rangers

    Los Angeles Times "It's almost serendipitous the way it worked out, with the rotations of the teams expected to battle for American League West supremacy aligning so that Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson will face Texas right-hander Yu Darvish on Friday night in the first game between the clubs this season. Wilson,..." May 11

  • Yu Darvish will be rested, respectful vs. C.J. Wilson

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The featured Texas Rangers player tonight in the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels will be the only one on the field and in the dugout who has had a good night's sleep. Yu Darvish caught a flight from Baltimore to Texas on Thursday afternoon while the other 24 players languished..." May 11

  • After Rangers dole out ALCS rings to four Orioles, only C.J. Wilson remains

    Dallas Morning News "Rangers manager Ron Washington and assistant general manager Thad Levine distributed four AL championship rings to former Rangers now playing for the Orioles: Chris Davis , Darren O'Day, Pedro Strop and Endy Chavez. Rings will be mailed to Tommy Hunter, who was optioned to the minors Monday, and..." May 08

  • C.J. Wilson on Twitter prank of Mike Napoli: 'You can only prank people with a sense of humor, I guess'

    Dallas Morning News "Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson caused quite a stir last month when he pranked Mike Napoli, his former Ranger teammate, by tweeting Napoli's phone number out to his 120,000+ followers. But Napoli didn't find the gag all that funny. "I think it was unnecessary," Napoli said at the time. "I don't..." April 16

  • C.J. Wilson throws struggling Angels a lifeline, beats Yankees

    Los Angeles Times "C.J. Wilson was winless in his first four career starts against the New York Yankees, and he and his agent were shut out by the club last winter when their request to make a free-agent recruiting trip to the Bronx was denied. Wilson signed a five-year, $77.5-million deal with the Angels in..." April 15

  • C.J. Wilson: Rangers "wasted" his time

    Dallas Morning News "C.J. Wilson may be gone, but he apparently doesn't want to be forgotten. On the Dan Patrick radio show this week, Wilson said the Rangers "wasted his time" during free agency before he ended up signing with the Los Angeles Angels. Wilson signed a five-year, $87 million deal with Los Angeles. He..." April 14

  • C.J. Wilson to get his first Angels start in chilly conditions

    Los Angeles Times "C.J. Wilson's earned-run average in the warmth of Arizona and Dodger Stadium was 1.11 as the Angels' $77.5-million left-handed addition cruised to a 4-0 spring-training record. Tough, however, to simulate pitching in an icebox there. Now, Wilson makes his regular-season debut in the chilly..." April 09

  • C.J. Wilson prepared to pitch against Rangers, just not Sunday

    Dallas Morning News "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..." March 25

  • Angels' C.J. Wilson is heating up early

    Los Angeles Times "C.J. Wilson ran more than a mile before his Tuesday start, produced five shutout innings with five strikeouts and no walks, then ran again in the outfield for about 15 minutes. "I'm looking forward to building up to nine [innings]," Wilson said afterward. "I'm trying to simulate pitching on a..." March 21

  • C.J. Wilson doesn't care to discuss tweeting Mike Napoli's phone number

    Dallas Morning News "Former Ranger C.J. Wilson didn't really feel like discussing his "prank" of tweeting one of Mike Napoli's cell phone numbers. Our Rick Gosselin stayed behind in Surprise today and watched Wilson pitch for the Los Angeles Angels against Kansas City today. After Wilson tossed five shutout innings..." March 21

  • C.J. Wilson likely violated MLB policy with Twitter prank; is discipline coming?

    Dallas Morning News "C.J. Wilson might have made more than just Mike Napoli and a mass of Ranger fans angry with his Twitter prank this week. According to NBCSports.com's Craig Calcaterra , Wilson "probably" violated MLB's social media code by tweeting Napoli's phone number to his nearly 120,000 followers...." March 21

  • Mike Napoli: "Sometimes you don't know what goes through C.J.'s mind"

    Dallas Morning News "Rangers C Mike Napoli, perhaps the new most frequent tweeter on the team, tried to stay above the tempest caused by C.J. Wilson tweeting one of Napoli's cell phone numbers. "I think it was unnecessary," Napoli said after the Rangers' 5-3 exhibition loss to Milwaukee on Monday. "I don't know..." March 20

  • Marquee additions Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson shine in Angels' opener

    Los Angeles Times "If they awarded a game ball for Monday's exhibition opener, it would probably go to Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto, who looked like the smartest man in Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Dipoto's two marquee free-agent additions shined in a 9-1 Cactus League victory over the Oakland Athletics...." March 06

  • Angels lefty C.J. Wilson's mind is always racing

    Los Angeles Times "No wonder C.J. Wilson struggles occasionally with insomnia. Who can sleep when your mind is racing like the Porsche GT3 RS the new Angels left-hander says he once cranked up to 165 mph at the Fontana raceway? "I get up and I have 10 things I want to do every day," Wilson says during a recent..." February 17

  • C.J. Wilson offers reasons for his poor post-season with Rangers

    Dallas Morning News "Lefthander C.J. Wilson went 0-3 with a 5.79 ERA in 28 post-season innings with the Texas Rangers last year. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Wilson offered reasons for his poor showing. Wilson said he was ``a little fatigued'' going into the post-season. Wilson had a career-high 223..." February 17

  • Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson make Angels better, but how much?

    Los Angeles Times "The $331.5-million free-agent splurge that netted slugger Albert Pujols and pitcher C.J. Wilson didn't merely transform the Angels from a second-place — and, in some ways, second-rate — club to a World Series contender. It also sent expectations soaring, owner Arte Moreno delivering a clear..." December 20

  • Rangers' Ian Kinsler on C.J. Wilson: 'Hopefully, I'm in his head already'

    Dallas Morning News "Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler appeared on The Ben and Skin Show on KESN-FM 103.3 Tuesday and discussed the departure of Texas ace C.J. Wilson. Wilson, who was signed by the Angels in free agency, mentioned a week ago that Kinsler might be the toughest batter he would face in the Rangers'..." December 14

  • C.J. Wilson: Facing Ian Kinsler will be tough; Josh Hamilton issues warning

    Dallas Morning News "Former Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson has played his entire pro career in Texas' organization. So now that he's in the Angels' rotation after signing with Los Angeles on Thursday, he must consider taking on his old teammates. On the Ben and Skin Show on KESN-FM 103.3 on Friday, Wilson was asked who..." December 10

  • On heavenly day, Angels get Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson

    Los Angeles Times "In a record spree that sent shock waves through baseball — and could dramatically alter the Southern California sports scene — the Angels on Thursday announced they had spent $331 million to acquire baseball's most feared slugger and one of its top left-handed pitchers. Within a span of two..." December 09

  • C.J. Wilson headed to Angels, too

    CBSSports.com "Remember back in October when Angels' owner Arte Moreno said the team had no money to spend in free agency? He was evidently playing an incredible ruse on the rest of us. Not only did the Angels land the biggest fish of all Thursday morning -- signing Albert Pujols -- but they have also nabbed..." December 08

  • Ron Washington: 'I won't be disappointed' if C.J. Wilson signs elsewhere

    Dallas Morning News "Question: How would you feel if your rotation stayed the way it is right now? RON WASHINGTON: I would feel good. I think each and every one of them are quality, and the one thing that we do is go play baseball. That's what we would do. It's not like they haven't been through the wars before;..." December 08

  • Daniels prepared for Rangers to lose Wilson

    Dallas Morning News "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..." December 08

  • Report: Marlins not out on C.J. Wilson despite signing Mark Buehrle

    Dallas Morning News "Apparently, all it took was a new ballpark and a name change to turn the Miami Marlins into one of baseball's biggest spenders. The Marlins punctuated a flurry of high-profile moves -- which already included signing closer Heath Bell and shortstop Jose Reyes -- by inking a four-year, $58 million..." December 08

  • Angels still in the running for pitcher C.J. Wilson

    Los Angeles Times "The C.J. Wilson derby appears to be a two-team race between the Angels and Miami Marlins after the Texas Rangers all but resigned themselves to losing their ace Wednesday. "Until C.J. makes a decision, we can't rule anything out, but we understand that's a realistic possibility," Texas General..." December 07

  • Sources: Marlins target left-handers

    ESPN.com "Even as Albert Pujols continued to mull 10-year contract offers from the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, Miami was working aggressively on a Plan B in case Pujols heads back to St. Louis. Sources: And that Plan B can be summed up in two words: Starting pitching. The Marlins..." December 07

  • Texas turns attention to pursuit of Wilson

    MLB.com "The Rangers finished up the second day of the Winter Meetings with their attention directed toward free-agent pitcher C.J. Wilson. General manager Jon Daniels had a late-night meeting with Wilson's agent, Bob Garber. That meeting did not appear to lead to a final resolution on Wilson's..." December 07

  • Jon Daniels: C.J. Wilson negotiations 'not holding us up'

    Dallas Morning News "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..." December 07

  • Angels continue aggressive pursuit of pitcher C.J. Wilson

    Los Angeles Times "The Angels may be unwilling to meet C.J. Wilson's initial asking price, but that hasn't dampened their aggressive pursuit of the free-agent left-hander, which continued at the winter meetings Monday. Asked whether he would be hesitant to give a free-agent pitcher more than the five-year,..." December 06

  • Interest in C.J. Wilson intensifies

    Fox Sports "The bidding for free-agent left-hander C.J. Wilson is heating up — but it isn't over yet. Sources say Wilson could sign before the end of the week, but there wasn't a clear frontrunner to sign him as of early Tuesday morning. The Angels and Marlins are in the thick of it, and the Rangers..." December 06

  • Rangers plan to meet with C.J. Wilson's agent at winter meetings

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers on Monday continued to take a leisurely approach to free-agent lefthander C.J. Wilson's pursuit of a new contract. General manager Jon Daniels did not meet with Bob Garber, who represents Wilson, on the first day of the winter meetings. Daniels said he expects to meet with Garber at..." December 06

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