Los Angeles Angels C.J. Wilson’s has set back.


Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson finished his first rehab start last Wednesday and was in good spirits as had no pain and had good velocity. Wilson even joked, “I’m going to Billy Madison my way back to the majors.”

For the Los Angeles Angels this was a shot in the arm as Wilson could bring some stability to a rotation that has been struggling due to numerous injuries.  However, Saturday after Wilson threw the traditional bullpen session on the third day after a start, things didn’t go so well.

Wilson experienced the same tendinitis in his left bicep that had him shut down his rehab back in March.  So his scheduled rehab start scheduled today for the Triple-A Salt Lake City Bees will not happen. Now no one knows when or if we will ever see C.J. Wilson in an Angel uniform this season,  or ever again.

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Wilson is in the final year of a 5-year 77.5 million dollar contract which is now more like an albatross around the Angels neck.  He is getting paid 20 million dollars this season and he has yet to pitch in a major league game for the Los Angeles Angels this season.

So now Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels must play the waiting game.  According to the Los Angeles Angels and manager Mike Scioscia, Wilson will shut it down for a week and see if the rest will do the trick.  According to Scioscia, Wilson could undergo an MRI early this week, but that is not a definite.

Hopefully Wilson will be able to get back to his rehab next week, but if that will actually happens is anyone’s guess.

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Other Injury Notes:

Third baseman Yunel Escobar exited Sunday’s game with a left wrist contusion as he took a hard ground ball off his wrist on a ball hit by Jake Marisnick.  Escobar was taken out of the game after being looked at by the Angels training staff.  He is listed as day-to-day.

There is some good news on the injury front as Cliff Pennington played his first game since coming off the disabled list due to a strained hamstring,  Pennington went two for five with a walk in Sunday’s 8-6 loss to the Houston Astros.  He played shortstop for all 13 innings.

Huston Street also looks like he could return to the Los Angeles Angels in the next couple of days as he pitched a 20-pitch inning in extended Spring Training with no issues.  Street is trying to coming back from a strained oblique muscle that has kept him out since mid-April.

Stay tuned to Halo Hangout for more details as they become available.