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Angels place struggling C.J. Wilson on the disabled list with a sprained ankle

Jul 10, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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C.J. Wilson has been a mess in his last four starts and now the Angels have placed the left-hander on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle. Wilson made no mention of any ankle problems when speaking to the media following yesterday’s game.

Wilson failed to make it out of the fourth inning yesterday and hasn’t made it past five innings since June 19, allowing 22 runs in 16.2 innings during that span. Prior to the ugly stretch he was having a typical season with a 3.34 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 100 innings, basically matching his 2013 numbers.

Wilson’s rotation-mate Jered Weaver is also dealing with a lower back injury, although for now at least the Angels believe he’ll be able to take his next turn in the rotation and avoid the disabled list.

  1. mauijim3 - Jul 10, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    More like a sprained neck with him turning his head so quickly watching all those base hits fly past him.

  2. rcali - Jul 10, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    Lot of guys going down with injuries lately but this one is pretty funny cause you know it’s not true!

  3. danfrommv - Jul 11, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Wilson is being paid as a #2 starter ($16.5M). He is 8-6 with a 4.33 ERA, which is closer to a #4 pitcher.

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