The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have made some of the biggest hot-stove headlines these past two winters, highlighted by the signings of Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton.
Today MLB.com has reports on a pair of left-handers whom the Halos are counting on for a pennant run in 2013.
One, C.J. Wilson, was also a big splash signing who came on board, like Pujols, following the 2011 season.
Coming off breakout performances in 2010 and 2011 with the Texas Rangers (15-8, 16-7), both leading to World Series appearances, Wilson was one of the prize free agents last off-season. With Anaheim in 2012, his ERA was nearly full point higher than in 2011, and his won-loss dropped to 13-10. He did manage, however, to pitch 202 innings and lead the AL in starts for the second consecutive time.
After his last start of the regular season, on Oct. 1, Wilson revealed
he had been pitching with bone spurs in his elbow throughout most of the
second half. On October 23, he underwent a...