Rangers scratch Wilson because of food poisoning
Texas left-hander C.J. Wilson was scratched from his scheduled
start against Cleveland on Wednesday night after a bout of food
poisoning hit the Rangers.
Manager Ron Washington turned to right-hander Colby Lewis to
Lewis found out he was starting on Tuesday after Wilson, catcher
Taylor Teagarden, reliever Darren O’Day and two strength coaches
felt the effects of food poisoning. Their conditions have improved,
but Washington decided to hold out Wilson of the rest of the series
as a precaution.
“I lost seven pounds in one day,” Wilson said. “Not much
Washington had hoped to use Wilson in the series finale
Thursday, but changed plans and he will go with left-hander Matt
Harrison. Wilson could return to the rotation during a three-game
series in New York against the Yankees.
“As weak as C.J. is, there’s no reason to push him,”
Washington said. “With some off days in the schedule, we can
shuffle the rotation a bit. We may start Scott Feldman on Friday.
We’ll have to talk it over.”
Feldman had been scheduled to pitch the second game in New York
Wilson, a former closer, threw seven shutout innings against
Toronto last week in his first start for Texas since 2005.