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.