Former All-Star pitcher C.J. Wilson retires from baseball for career in auto racing

It appears that C.J. Wilson is done with baseball, but he's not ready to relinquish his competitive spirit just yet.

The two-time All-Star lefty made his retirement from Major League Baseball official this week, saying instead he'll focus on a full-time career in auto racing. Wilson already owns a racing team and recently purchased BMW, Audi & Porsche dealerships in Fresno, CA.

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The 36-year-old Wilson hasn't pitched since 2015 due to a shoulder injury, but he enjoyed a solid 11-year MLB career with the Rangers and Angels. He calls it quits with 94 wins, 52 saves and a 3.74 lifetime ERA on his big league resumé.

In a recent interview with a Fresno TV station, Wilson was asked about the similarities he sees between baseball and racing.

It'll be interesting to keep an eye on how successful Wilson's racing career is now that he's able to commit to it full-time.