|Tigers C Wilson out for year after elbow surgery|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 14 June 2007 12:10|
Wilson, who has been on the disabled list the entire season, had Tommy John surgery and is expected to be out for nine months to a year.
Wilson hit .283 as Ivan Rodriguez's backup last year, helping the Tigers earn a postseason bid for the first time since 1987.
He went on the disabled list at the end of spring training, then re-injured the elbow earlier this month while on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Toledo.
Mike Rabelo, who began the season with one game of major league experience, is hitting .283 in 18 games as Rodriguez's backup.