Paul Wilson was released by the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday in yet another setback in his comeback from shoulder surgery.
Wilson, a 34-year-old righty, was the club's Opening Day starter two years ago after a productive 2004 where he went 11-6. Before opting for surgery in 2005, he went 1-5 with a shabby 7.77 ERA. He had only four minor league outings last year and had been pretty crappy in most of his appearances this spring.
As the #1 choice by the New York Mets in the 1994 amateur draft, Wilson has gone 40-58 with a 4.86 ERA in his seven-year big league career.
He may best be known as the guy Kyle Farnsworth body slammed and punched in the face in front of home plate during a 2003 Reds game against the Chicago Cubs.