C.J. Wilson retires from baseball to pursue auto racing and auto sales

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C.J. Wilson told Fresno, California’s ABC affiliate that he is retiring from baseball to pursue car racing and car sales on a full time basis. Wilson owns a racing team and recently purchased a BMW, Audi and Porsche dealership in Fresno.

Wilson, 36, pitched for 11 seasons for the Rangers and the Angels, winning 94 games and losing 70 while posting an ERA of 3.74. He was a two-time All-Star. 2016 was the final year of the five-year, $77.5 million contract the Angels gave him. He missed all of it, however, due to shoulder problems, and was a free agent.

Orioles CEO, brother agree to dismiss legal dispute

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Baltimore Orioles CEO John Angelos and his brother Lou have agreed to end their fight over a lawsuit in which Lou accused John of seizing control of the team in defiance of their father Peter’s wishes.

Lou Angelos sued John last year, claiming John took control of the Orioles at his expense. Georgia Angelos, their mother, also was named as a defendant.

In a Friday court filing in the case, John, Lou, Georgia and Peter Angelos called on “all claims, including all counterclaims and defenses, asserted therein be dismissed with prejudice in their entirety.”

“The Parties also withdraw and terminate all pending motions submitted in these actions,” the filing said.

Peter Angelos became the Orioles’ owner in 1993, but his public role has diminished in recent years and he turned 93 last year. According to the suit, he had surgery after his aortic valve failed in 2017.

Lou Angelos accused John of trying to take control of Peter Angelos’ assets and manipulating Georgia Angelos. The lawsuit was one of a handful of off-field issues looming over the Orioles this offseason. The team also has a lease at Camden Yards that expires at the end of the year.