ANAHEIM -- Angels starter C.J. Wilson has a dangerous habit of using his pitching hand to attempt fielding comebackers. In Monday's 6-2 loss to the Indians, that act forced him to exit his start a little earlier than he might've -- but it isn't expected to affect him moving forward.
Wilson used his left hand to try and field a hard line drive off the bat of Lou Marson with two outs in the seventh, but missed the catch and got nicked up. After being checked on by manager Mike Scioscia and the training staff, Wilson left the game -- granted, with 103 pitches already under his belt -- but X-rays revealed it only as a bruise.
He should be ready to go when his turn comes back around on Saturday, against the Rays.
"We went to the hospital and checked it out and they said it was just bruised and stuff; maybe some blood vessels that have been busted or whatever," Wilson said, after giving up three runs in 6 2/3 innings but failing to get a win for his ninth straight start. "It's just a little discolored, but the swelling has already gone down and the grip strength is fine."