Insider Injury Report: Wilson, Soto

Los Angeles Angels' C.J. Wilson delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Los Angeles Angels’ C.J. Wilson delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

With updates on starting pitchers giving us a better idea of what to expect in the coming months, we have more on another starter, as well as the starting catcher.

  • After all the waiting and getting up and sitting down during his rehab assignments, CJ is out. And it looks like his days with the Angels are done. The lefty’s five year, $77 million dollar contract expires after this season. Wilson averaged a 3.87 ERA and 197 innings for the Halos in his first three seasons with them. But then the injury bug got to him the past two seasons, and he had 3.89 ERA last season, when he went down for surgery to remove bone spurs from his left elbow. That was the last we’ve seen of CJ on the mound for the Angels, and we’ll likely never see him on that mound again. His career may even be in serious jeopardy because reports are also saying this surgery may extend to his rotator cuff.

  • The club needs this guy’s batting average and on-base percentage in the bottom third of their batting order. Carlos Perez has shown signs of being a formidable young starting catcher, but just can’t seem to get in a groove. The offense is still right in the middle of the pack in most categories, but having Soto back would help to raise those numbers, especially if the club deals someone like Yunel Escobar at the August 1 trade deadline.

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