KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson will have season-ending surgery to remove bone spurs in his ailing left elbow, and he hopes to be ready by spring training.
Manager Mike Scioscia announced Wilson’s decision before Thursday night’s game against the Royals in Kansas City.
Wilson went on the disabled list July 31 after experiencing elbow pain. He recently got a second opinion on his elbow from Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, and decided that surgery would be the best course of action.
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Wilson was 8-8 with a 3.89 ERA in 21 starts this season.
The two-time All-Star was in the fourth year of a five-year, $77.5 million deal. Wilson is due to make $20 million in the final season.