Angels LHP C.J. Wilson suffers shoulder setback

Monday March 14th, 2016

Los Angeles Angels starter C.J. Wilson has been shut down for spring training following a setback in his recovery from a left shoulder injury, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. Wilson is expected to open the season on the disabled list.

Wilson underwent surgery last August to remove bone chips in his elbow and missed the remainder of the season. He finished the year with an 8–8 record and 3.89 ERA in 21 starts and 132 innings.

Wilson, 35, is entering the final season of a five-year, $77.5 million deal that he signed in 2011. The lefthander will earn $20 million this year.

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The Angels also have starting pitcher Jered Weaver dealing with injury, as the veteran righthander is slated to visit a spine specialist after dealing with stiffness in his neck. Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney, Hector Santiago, Matt Shoemaker and Nick Tropeano look to be the team's starting rotation to open the season.

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