Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with left elbow inflammation. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times is now reporting that the lefty has secondary arthritis and will need surgery to clean out a bone spur.
This is a huge loss for the Angels as they make a postseason run, but fortunately they have plenty of starting pitching depth.
Wilson, 34, was having a great bounce back season after struggling in 2014. The southpaw had an ERA of 3.89 over 132 innings. He also had a strikeout to walk ratio of 110:46. Wilson will be in the last year of his contract next season and is set to make $20 million.
C.J. Wilson: left elbow impingement - "secondary to arthritis," according to #Angels. No timetable for return from DL.— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) August 1, 2015
CJ Wilson: MRI earlier this season showed bone spurs. He says he'll need surgery.— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) August 1, 2015