Rangers offer Wilson arbitration

C.J. Wilson, one of the most sought after free agent pitchers this offseason, has been offered salary arbitration by the Texas Rangers.

Because Wilson is a Type A free agent, the Rangers will receive two additional draft picks if Wilson signs elsewhere.

Wilson led the Rangers in wins (16), innings pitched (223 1/3) and earned-run average (2.94) in 34 starts last season, though he went winless in the playoffs for the American League champions.

The 31-year-old has spent his entire seven-year career with the Rangers, who turned the left-hander into a full-time starter prior to the 2010 season.

In 325 career games -- 73 starts -- Wilson has posted a 43-35 record with 52 saves, 46 holds and a 3.60 ERA.