One of the biggest names in this year’s crop of baseball free agents is Texas Rangers left-hander C.J. Wilson. While the 30-year-old hurler has expressed a desire to stay in Arlington, a division rival may be in the process of luring him away from the Rangers.
The Los Angeles Angels’ new general manager Jerry Dipoto has been in touch with Wilson and says he is “intrigued” by the idea of adding the lefty. The Angels are said to be serious about adding Wilson and apparently Dipoto had a lengthy visit with the pitcher’s agent, Bob Garber to discuss the possibility of bringing him to the west coast.
Wilson is a native of Newport Beach and went to college at Loyola Marymount, so landing with the Angels would really be a homecoming for him.
The Rangers want Wilson back, but may not be in a position to enter a bidding war for his services. For instance, if someone offered him $100 million there is almost no way Texas would or could match that type of deal.
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