Angels lefty C.J. Wilson recently spoke to Lance Pugmire of the LA Times about his recovery from an October surgery that removed bone spurs from throwing elbow.
Wilson is optimistic about his chances about a complete recovery by the beginning of the 2013 season. The southpaw, who has been long tossing since just before Christmas, claims that he has “normal extension again”.
There’s another promising sign. “The numbers tell the story. In the last three years, I’ve thrown something like 630 innings. It takes a toll on a body.” When Wilson was at his best in 2012, he was brilliant. Through the end of June, Wilson had posted a 2.36 ERA over 99.1 innings. In the second half, Wilson struggled with command, and posted a 5.24 ERA across 103 innings.
If Wilson can stay healthy, the Angels could have a dominant #2 starter.