Sunday, July 8, 2012
C.J. Wilson scratched from All-Star Game
By Jeff Caplan
If the National League wins Tuesday's All-Star Game and again prevents the Texas Rangers from having home-field advantage in the World Series, Rangers fans won't be able to blame C.J. Wilson.
The former Texas and current Los Angeles Angels lefty has been scratched with a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand. Jake Peavy of the Chicago White Sox will take his place.
Wilson, 9-5 with a 2.43 ERA, pitched in last season's All-Star Game as a Ranger and took the loss after allowing a three-run homer to Milwaukee's Prince Fielder, now with the Detroit Tigers, in the National League's 5-1 win.
Wilson said he has been battling issues with broken fingernails and blisters all season.
"Last year, I went and obviously didn't do very well. I'd like to pitch well to get back for that, but it's not really worth it," Wilson said. "This is an issue I've been fighting all year."