The Miami Marlins' frantic offseason continued apace Wednesday when word broke that they've made a six-year contract offer to free-agent starting pitcher C.J. Wilson, who's spent his entire seven-year career with the Texas Rangers. Tom Verducci reported, and Ken Rosenthal confirmed, the offer. Jon Morosi adds that Willson is "likely to sign with Miami" unless the Los Angeles Angels match or top its offer.
Wilson, 30, had a strong 2011 season with Texas. He finished with a 16-7 record and a 2.94 earned run average, and was rewarded with the first all-star berth of his career. Further, the left-hander ranked No. 9 in the American League in strikeouts per nine innings, with 8.3.
Since becoming a full-time starter in 2010, Wilson's record stands at 31-15 with a 3.14 ERA.
Dan Knobler reports Wilson is not expected to decide on his destination "before late tonight, maybe tomorrow."
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