C.J. Wilson injury: Angels P will have surgery to remove bone spurs in elbow

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The Angels left-hander battled discomfort for much of the second half of the season and will undergo surgery to remove bone spurs from his left elbow.

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson will have offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his throwing elbow, according to a report from the team's MLB.com beat reporter Alden Gonzales.

Wilson, who had a disappointing second half of the 2012 season posting a 4-5 record with a 5.54 ERA, has been pitching with discomfort for a couple of months. The left-hander told Gonzales:

"I tried to make a million adjustments to get around it, to the point where now I'm standing on the first-base side, trying to get an angle because I can't throw sinkers anymore because my arm doesn't work right," Wilson said. "But you're paid to go out there and play."

The Halos starter had a similar problem as a reliever for the Texas Ranger which caused him to miss the final two months of the 2008 season.

Wilson said he has a date in mind for a surgical procedure that will be performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum, and while he didn't reveal the date, he said that it'll happen as soon as possible and that he should be ready for Spring Training.

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