The Angels signed C.J. Wilson at the Winter Meetings four years ago, but Scott Miller of Bleacher Report hears that the club is now shopping the veteran left-hander in an attempt to fill a need at second base, third base, or left field.
It’s not going to be easy. Wilson is owed $20 million in 2016 and logged just 132 innings this past season (his fewest since transitioning to a starter in 2010) before undergoing surgery in August to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow. The Angels will almost certainly have to cover some of his salary in order to make a deal palatable. It’s worth noting that he has the ability to block trades to eight teams.
Wilson has posted a 3.87 ERA (96 ERA+) in 119 starts over four seasons with the Angels. He turned 35 last month.