C.J. Wilson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Wilson shut down for 8-10 days, targeting May return

    The Score "A limited participant all spring due to soreness in his shoulder, Los Angeles Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson has now been shut down from throwing for 8-to-10 days, manager Mike Scioscia told reporters Friday. Heading into the final season of his five-year, $77.5-million deal with the Angels,..." March 25

  • Angels' Wilson forced to completely retool delivery

    The Score "It took a bit of self-review to convince C.J. Wilson something was wrong. After recovering from surgery to remove bone chips and spurs from his elbow last season, the Los Angeles Angels southpaw attempted to compensate for the injury in spring training only to then injure his shoulder in the..." March 20

  • Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson hits another snag in return from injury

    Los Angeles Times "Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson has suffered another setback in his return from a sore shoulder, throwing his status for the first month or two of the regular season in question. Wilson, who underwent season-ending surgery to remove bone chips in his elbow in August, experienced more discomfort in..." March 14

  • Wilson, Skaggs likely to open season on DL

    MLB.com "The Angels don't necessarily have eight starters fighting for five spots on the Opening Day rotation. It's basically down to six now. Tyler Skaggs, easing his way back from Tommy John surgery, and C.J. Wilson, recovering from a brief bout with shoulder tendinitis, seem likely to begin the..." March 05

  • Angels pleased with results of C.J. Wilson's MRI

    Orange County Register "An MRI of C.J. Wilson's shoulder Monday showed only tendinitis, General Manager Billy Eppler said Monday night. "We were very pleased with the results," Eppler said. Eppler said the Angels' medical staff will decide how to proceed with Wilson. Wilson, who underwent elbow surgery last..." February 23

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    a few teams have checked in on cj Wilson on a buy-low type trade but angels haven't heard anything worth doing yet

  • The Angels have put C.J. Wilson on the trading block

    Halos Heaven "The hottest little nugget of juicy, Winter Meetings rumors today (so far) comes from Bob Nightengale, who tells us that the Angels are shopping around starting pitcher C.J. Wilson. This is a move that some were hoping happened earlier in 2015, near the trade deadline, but the Angels' stock in..." December 08

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    CJ Wilson has decided to have season-ending surgery to remove bone spurs, as expected. #Angels

  • Angels' Wilson set to get another opinion on elbow

    Covers.com "Los Angeles Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson will receive another medical opinion before possibly undergoing season-ending surgery to remove bone spurs from his left elbow. Wilson announced his likely intention to seek surgery Saturday, when he underwent an MRI exam that revealed what the club..." August 05

  • Report suggests C.J. Wilson’s teammates not happy he’s seeking season ending surgery

    The Outside Corner "MLB.com is reporting Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson has decided he won’t be able to pitch again this season and is looking to have surgery on his elbow. After going to team manager Mike Scioscia with the news, the team officially diagnosed Wilson with “left elbow impingement secondary to..." August 04

  • 'Several Angels teammates' skeptical of C.J. Wilson's elbow injury

    CBS Sports "Left-hander C.J. Wilson has one season left on his contract with the Los Angeles Angels after 2015. He probably can't wait to find a new team, if what Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com wrote about Wilson's elbow injury, and how the Angels have been handling it, is accurate. Gonzalez reported Saturday..." August 02

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    Bill Shaikin @BillShaikin

    CJ Wilson: MRI earlier this season showed bone spurs. He says he'll need surgery.

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    Mike DiGiovanna @MikeDiGiovanna

    Been covering ball for 20 years, and believe this is a first: #Angels LHP CJ Wilson will announce his own MRI results tomorrow.

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    Angels @Angels

    Today the Club placed LHP C.J. Wilson on the 15-day DL with left elbow inflammation and recalled RHP Drew Rucinski from Triple-A.

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    .@Angels place LHP C.J. Wilson on 15-day DL (left elbow inflammation); recall RHP Drew Rucinski from Triple-A Salt Lake.

  • C.J. Wilson says the Angels hired a private investigator to follow him after signing him in December 2011

    Hardball Talk "The Angels have taken a fair amount of criticism after GM Jerry DiPoto made a public statement critical of outfielder Josh Hamilton for his drug relapse and owner Arte Moreno threatened contractual action. DiPoto’s statement in particular didn’t sit well with Hamilton’s teammates, specifically..." April 13

  • Angels remove Josh Hamilton, CJ Wilson banners from front of stadium

    Larry Brown Sports "C.J. Wilson and Josh Hamilton are no longer faces of the Angels’ franchise. The Angels on Thursday shared a photo on Twitter that shows which players will be featured on the six banners adorning the front of Angel Stadium in Anaheim. C.J. Wilson and Josh Hamilton are no longer faces of the..." March 29

  • Angels' C.J. Wilson to miss scheduled start because of knee injury

    Los Angeles Times "Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson has been scratched from Thursday’s Cactus League start against the Chicago Cubs because of a left-knee injury that is not believed to be serious. Left-hander Sean Newcomb, the team’s first-round draft pick in 2014, will start in Wilson’s place. Wilson, who is looking..." March 11

  • C.J. Wilson trade rumors are false, Angels GM Jerry Dipoto says

    Los Angeles Times "Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto moved to quash speculation that he is trying to trade pitcher C.J. Wilson, labeling as “false” any rumors that he is “shopping” the struggling left-hander. “We have not picked up the phone and offered C.J. Wilson around to the league, at a reduced cost or any..." December 09

  • 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

    CBS Sports "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 "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

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