Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, according to a team announcement. Wilson has not appeared in a game for the Angels since experiencing shoulder soreness during spring training.
Wilson is the second Angel to opt for season-ending surgery in the past week, joining Andrew Heaney, who underwent Tommy John surgery. Starter Garrett Richards and Tyler Skaggs could also miss the rest of the season with arm injuries.
Wilson, 35, will be a free agent after the season, meaning this could be the end of his tenure with the Halos. After signing a 5-year, $77.5 million deal on the same day the team signed Albert Pujols before the 2012 season, Wilson posted a 3.87 ERA in 119 starts with the club. He was an All-Star in 2012 and was an effective member of the rotation through the end of last season.
Wilson will be an intriguing free agent this winter, and will likely agree to an incentive-laden deal with a club looking for an arm on a weak free-agent market. As it stands now, the top free agent starters available this winter will likely be Rich Hill, Jeremy Hellickson and Doug Fister.