Thursday July 10th, 2014

The Los Angeles Angels announced via Twitter on Thursday that they have placed starter C.J. Wilson on the 15-day disabled list.

Wilson, 33, has allowed 19 runs and posted a 10.26 ERA over his last four starts. He yielded six runs over 3 2/3 innings Wednesday night against the Blue Jays.

Speaking to media after the game, Angels manager Mike Scioscia addressed Wilson's recent slide. From the Los Angeles Times:

"Naturally, when a pitcher like C.J. goes the wrong way for so long, you're concerned," Manager Mike Scioscia said.

The two-time All-Star dealt with several injuries early in his career -- he underwent Tommy John Surgery in 2001 -- but has made at least 33 starts in each of the last four seasons.

Over 116 1/3 innings this season, Wilson has recorded a 4.33 ERA and 8-6 record with 107 strikeouts and 48 walks.

Angels right-hander Jared Weaver is also dealing with a back injury.

The Angels lead the American League Wild Card race by four and a half games but opened Thursday three and a half games back of Oakland in the AL West.

- Chris Johnson

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