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Marlins have interest in C.J. Wilson

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Another reclamation project on the radar for the Fish

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The Miami Marlins have always been interested in reclamation projects, and they might look to take one on in order to help bolster their rotation. The Marlins have shown interest in former Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson.

Wilson hasn’t pitched in a game since July 28, 2015. Wilson underwent elbow surgery in August of 2015, and he had shoulder surgery last July. Miami tried to sign Wilson in 2011, but the Angels were successful in signing Wilson away from the Texas Rangers.

Wilson, 36, plans to pitch next season, but he isn’t close to making a decision yet. Wilson hasn’t pitched in 17 months, so he likely won’t be too costly. Wilson went 8-8 with a 3.89 ERA, while also striking out 110 batters with the Angels in 2015.

The left-hander was drafted by the Rangers in the fifth round of the 2001 MLB Draft. Along with being a starter, Wilson has served as a closer during his career. Wilson has registered 52 saves during his time in the majors. Wilson is a two-time All-Star, who is 94-70 with a 3.74 ERA over his 11-year career.