Reds release RHP Paul Wilson

Mar 21, 2007 - 5:15 PM SARASOTA, Florida (Ticker) -- Attempting a comeback from rotator cuff surgery, righthander Paul Wilson was released by the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

Wilson, 33, struggled in five spring training appearances, allowing 12 earned runs and 22 hits in 13 1/3 innings.

Cincinnati has a spot in the rotation after Aaron Harang, Bronson Arroyo, Eric Milton and Kyle Lohse. However, Wilson will not be the one to fill it.

Wilson won a career-high 11 games with the Reds in 2004. The following year, he struggled with discomfort in his shoulder, compiling a 1-5 record with a 7.77 ERA in nine starts before undergoing surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and frayed labrum.

Wilson missed the entire 2006 season as well and had to settle for a minor league contract with the Reds in January.

The top overall pick in the 1994 draft after leading Florida State to the College World Series, Wilson compiled a 40-58 record with a 4.86 ERA in 170 career games with the New York Mets, Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Reds.

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