NASHVILLE – There could be another starting pitcher available for a deal, as Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports the Angels are shopping the services of pitcher C.J. Wilson.
The #Angels are telling teams they are willing to trade CJ Wilson in hopes of freeing up money to fill other needs on team.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 7, 2015
Wilson last season was 8-8 with a 3.61 ERA in 21 starts and 132 innings with the Angels, and has one year left on the deal he inked with Los Angeles back at the Winter Meetings in 2012, a five-year deal worth $77.5 million.
The 6’1 left is coming off elbow surgery to remove bone spurs, and being owed $20 million the Angels would likely have to pay some of that for a team to take him.
Pitching is a strength for the Angels, who have a number of starters on their roster, so if they can find the right trading partner, it could be a smart move to dump Wilson now and eat some of his 2016 salary.
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