C.J. Wilson agrees to $1.85M deal with Rangers

Updated: January 20, 2009, 7:32 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Relief pitcher C.J. Wilson agreed Tuesday to a $1.85 million, one-year contract with the Texas Rangers, though the left-hander may no longer be the team's primary closer.

Wilson was 2-2 with 24 saves in 28 chances last season before he underwent arthroscopic surgery in mid-August to remove bone spurs from his left elbow. He allowed 11 earned runs in six innings his last eight appearances, his ERA rising from 4.34 to 6.02 in that stretch.

With the deal, the Rangers ...

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