Los Angeles Angels Rumors: C.J. Wilson Available For Trade

There's no question that Los Angeles Angels had a potent offense during the 2015 season thanks to the presence of players like Mike Trout and Albert Pujols, but there wasn't a lot of depth behind them and the team also has plenty of question marks defensively both in the infield and the outfield. Due to this, some of their high-priced players are being reportedly available for trade.

The one with the highest profile, however, is left-handed pitcher C.J. Wilson, who has been one of the hottest names so far as the Winter Meetings are being held in Nashville, TN. The 35-year-old starter hasn't been able to live up to the hype when he signed a massive contract four-years ago, and he's widely expected to move elsewhere during the offseason according to several sources.

Moving Wilson might not be easy for the Angels though, as the veteran hurler still has $20 million owed in 2016 and logged just 132 innings this past season, the fewest he has pitched since he moved into a full-starter role in 2010. He also has a trade clause that would allow him to block trade to eight teams and the Angels would also have to eat some salary in order for a trade to happen.

Considering the high demand for starting pitchers, the market for Wilson is expected to be quite steady although it remains to be seen which teams are engaged in talks with the Angels - although Arte Moreno's team is expected to fill the voids they have at second base, third base and left field.

Wilson pitched only 132 innings (21 G, 8-8, 3.89 ERA) this past season before undergoing surgery in August to remove bone spurs from his pitching elbow. He has posted a 3.87 ERA (96 ERA+) in 119 starts over four seasons with the Angels. 

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