C.J. Wilson's road back to the Angels' starting rotation has hit yet another speed bump. Although, this is probably less a speed bump and more an out-of-the-way detour that may or may not lead to his expected destination. After some healing and doing some sim games to help his shoulder, Wilson made his first rehab start earlier this week with the 66ers. It seemed like like good news overall, with him looking somewhat C.J. Wilson-ish in his San Bernadino start, but now we learn that Wilson is being shut down for the time being
So what happened?
Apparently, Wilson felt "awful" out there on the mound, and when the dust settled and the team took an initial look at his shoulder, they agreed. With that, the team officially put Wilson on ice, yet again, and he's now scheduled to get an MRI in the next few days to see what the real damage is.
For now, the team is saying he's got bicep tendinitis, but they'll wait until after the MRI to make a plan of action.
Wilson hasn't pitched since late last year, when he opted to end his season and get surgery to clean up some bone spurs in his elbow. An off-season of working out seemingly had him ready to go for 2016, but as soon as he showed up at camp, he had some new issues pop up and we haven't seen C.J.
Who knows when we'll get Wilson back at this point; of course, even when the Angels DO get him back, how will these persistent injuries affect his pitching chops? Time will tell, but for now, keep enjoying the resurgent Matt Shoemaker and the increasingly effective Nick Tropeano.