Wilson back behind the plate in Texas heat

Wilson back behind the plate in Texas heat

Wilson back behind the plate in Texas heat
ARLINGTON -- Bobby Wilson's waist line is diminishing as his role is expanding.

"I'll probably drop seven to 10 pounds on a night like this," Wilson said, preparing for his second consecutive start behind the plate for the Angels in triple digits at Rangers Ballpark. "It's all water weight. I'm drinking a lot of water to stay hydrated."

Wilson had become an afterthought, watching Jeff Mathis and Hank Conger share most of the catching duties, before handling Ervin Santana's no-hitter on July 27 in Cleveland.

Wilson has caught each of Santana's starts since the masterwork. When he got the call on Saturday night, catching Santana and facing Texas ace C.J. Wilson, it marked just the second time this season he has made consecutive starts. Wilson was Dan Haren's receiver in the series opener.

"I'm seeing the ball a little better, getting some better swings," Wilson said, carrying a modest four-game hitting streak. He's batting .293 against lefties, .108 against right-handers.