Angels place C.J. Wilson on the disabled list with elbow inflammation

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The Angels placed starter C.J. Wilson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 29, due to elbow inflammation, the club announced on Twitter. Pitcher Drew Rucinski was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake. Jered Weaver is expected to take Wilson’s spot in the rotation when he comes off of the disabled list himself.

Wilson, 34, had fluid drained from his elbow in late April. He’s put together a decent season, sitting on a 3.89 ERA with a 110/46 K/BB ratio over 132 innings.

Weaver, 32, struggled before hitting the DL after his June 20 start due to a hip injury. The right-hander posted a 4.75 ERA with a 49/16 K/BB ratio in 96 2/3 innings. The strikeout rate is by far the lowest of his 10-year career.

Royals, Alex Gordon close to contract agreement

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MLB.com’s Jeffrey Flanagan reports that the Royals and outfielder Alex Gordon are “getting close” to an agreement on a one-year contract. Terms of the deal aren’t yet known, but the Royals could make it official within the next few days.

Gordon, who turns 36 years old next month, hit .266/.345/.396 with 13 home runs and 76 RBI over 633 plate appearances with the Royals this past season. His offense has waned, owning an adjusted OPS of 84 since 2016 (100 is average), but he still plays decent defense.

Gordon has spent all 13 years of his major league career with the Royals. With the club in a rebuilding phase, he will serve as the clubhouse leader and be a mentor to younger players on the roster.