In 2014, C.J. Wilson saw his innings drop from 212 1/3 to 175 2/3 due to a lack of control and efficiency. Though Wilson lasted deeper into games last season, he finished with only 132 innings, because he missed more than two months at the end of the season. The lefty had surgery in August to remove bone chips and spurs from his elbow, which had caused him pain since the beginning of the season. There was no discernible impact on his performance, so we can't assume a healthy Wilson will be far better than the 2015 version. He is expected to be ready for spring training and is a viable option in deeper mixed leagues.
Wilson has been deemed "free and clear, an unrestricted player," and good for spring training by Angles general manager Billy Eppler, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Wilson was expected to be ready for spring training due to sacrificing the end of the 2015 season to have some bone spurs removed, but this gives confirmation that he'll be good to go for the 2016 campaign.
Angels starter C.J. Wilson has started to feel better two weeks after undergoing elbow surgery, per the Orange County Register. Wilson said he's wearing a special brace that forces his arm into odd positions, helping him with range of motion. He says he will be at 100 percent at the start of spring training. "I was out there battling below 100 percent pretty much the whole season," Wilson said. "I felt like the times I had success, I'm able to use that as a springboard for next year."
Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson will have bone chips and bone spurs removed his left elbow on Thursday, reports MLB.com. The surgery will sideline Wilson until Spring Training next year.
Angels shelved left-hander C.J. Wilson has decided to undergo cleanup elbow surgery, the Los Angeles Times has reported. The procedure will definitely keep him out for the rest of the season, but he should be back for spring training.
An orthopedic surgeon has concluded that arthritis is a bigger issue than elbow inflammation for shelved Angels starter C.J. Wilson. The result is that Wilson has announced he is destined for surgery and could be out for the season, per the Orange County Register. Wilson was placed on the disabled list Friday after a terrible performance Tuesday. If he is indeed done, he will finish the year 8-8 with a 3.89 ERA.