Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson will have season-ending elbow surgery

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Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson to undergo season-ending elbow surgery
Thursday August 13th, 2015

Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson will undergo season-ending elbow surgery, manager Mike Scioscia told reporters Thursday.

Wilson’s surgery will remove bone spurs from the elbow, a procedure he has had twice before in his career. 

Wilson was placed on the disabled list on July 31 and told reporters at the time that he had been pitching through bone spurs since April. Scioscia had said thought Wilson might not pitch for the rest of season. 

Scioscia said Thursday that the Angels had not pressured Wilson to have the surgery and the decision to go under the knife was made by Wilson. 

CORCORAN: C.J. Wilson’s injury a blow to Angels’ playoff hopes

Wilson had a 3.89 ERA in 21 starts this season, with 110 strikeouts and 46 strikeouts in 132 innings. His injury leaves Jered Weaver and Garrett Richards as the team’s top two starters. 

The Angels are two games behind the Houston Astros in the AL West and lead the Tampa Bay Rays by 1.5 games in the Wild Card race. Baseball Prospectus puts their odds of making the playoffs at 51.9%, while Fangraphs has their playoff odds at 56.3%. 

- Dan Gartland

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