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Angels placed struggling C.J. Wilson on 15-day DL

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

The Angels will be without C.J. Wilson for at least two weeks.
The Angels will be without C.J. Wilson for at least two weeks. (USATSI)

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The Angels have placed left-hander C.J. Wilson on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle injury, the team announced. It is his first visit to the disabled list since becoming a starter during the 2010 season.

Wilson, 33, allowed six runs on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Blue Jays on Wednesday. He told reporters his struggles "are not a physical issue" following the game. Wilson has pitched to a 10.26 ERA with a 2.34 WHIP in his last four starts.

Before becoming a starter a few years ago, Wilson battled numerous injury problems, including Tommy John surgery and a broken elbow. He has been incredibly durable since moving into the rotation though, throwing at least 200 innings every year from 2010-12.

Wilson has gone 8-6 with a 4.33 ERA in 19 starts and 116 1/3 innings this year. He owns a 3.48 ERA in 958 1/3 innings as a starter since 2010. As a reliever from 2005-09, Wilson had a 4.30 ERA in 280 2/3 innings.

In addition to placing Wilson on the DL, the Angels also optioned Cam Bedrosian to the minors and called up both Cory Rasmus and Drew Rucinski. Nick Maronde was designated for assignment as well.

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