X-Rays Negative On C.J. Wilson's Hand

Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson pitches against the Cleveland Indians at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Credit: Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE

The Angels lefty had to leave Monday's game after trying to stop a ball with his left hand.

Monday night in Anaheim, Angels lefthander C.J. Wilson attempted to stop a ground ball with his bare left hand. This is rarely a good idea for pitchers, since they can hurt the body part they most need! Wilson was removed from the game, which the Angels won on his behalf.

Fortunately for Wilson and the Angels, he doesn't seem to be seriously injured. Andy Kamenetzky:

X-rays came back negative, and Angels manager Mike Scioscia expressed optimism after the game that Wilson wouldn't miss his next start.

"We're gonna take it one day at a time, but we hope so," Scioscia said.

Wilson said he doesn't expect to have to miss any time, and chalked up making that attempt to his competitive nature:

"It's just a competitive thing," Wilson said. "You're going out there trying to do everything you can to win the game. Prevent runs, prevent hits. Whatever you can. Jump in front of the ball. There was a ball earlier in the game that's hit to my right and I tipped it with my right hand, my glove, and it went to (Erick) Aybar. Aybar threw out the guy at first. It's like, just unfortunate, I wasn't able to get the out on that.

"You give everything you can. It's like if you're a hitter and you slide headfirst into first base. It's the same kind of thing."

All players should approach the game that way... but stay healthy.

For more on the Angels, please visit Halos Heaven and SB Nation Los Angeles.

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