As the Angels fight for a playoff spot in the contentious American League, they suffered a big blow Saturday.
Prior to the Angels' game against the Dodgers Saturday, veteran starter C.J. Wilson announced to the media that he has an elbow impingement secondary to arthritis in his left elbow and he will require surgery.
The news of surgery comes a day after the Angels placed the lefty on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation.
There is no timetable for his return, but Wilson told reporters he may not be able to pitch again this season.
In 21 starts this season, Wilson was 8-8 with a 3.89 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 132 innings pitched.
Wilson's absence could open a rotation spot next week for right-hander Jered Weaver, who has been out for a month with hip inflammation.
MRI results on CJ Wilson show left elbow impingement secondary to arthritis according to team Orthopedic Surgeon Robert Grumet M.D. #Angels— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) August 1, 2015
CJ Wilson: MRI earlier this season showed bone spurs. He says he'll need surgery.— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) August 1, 2015
CJ Wilson thinks he may not be able to pitch the rest of the year.— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) August 1, 2015
The Associated Press contributed to this report.