No new deal yet for C.J. Wilson

Updated: March 18, 2011, 4:35 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

Texas Rangers Opening Day starter C.J. Wilson said Friday that negotiations between his agent and the Rangers on a multiyear contract haven't "progressed that far."

Wilson made the comment while appearing Friday on "The Ben & Skin Show" on 103.3 FM ESPN. Wilson, who won a team-high 15 games in 2010 in his first major league season as a starter, becomes a free agent at the end of the 2011 season.

Wilson said the team and his agent, Bob Garber, have been talking since the end of last year's regular season, but haven't reached an agreement.

"It's a very complicated situation," Wilson said on 103.3 ESPN. "It's not easy because I'm [not] the only guy on the team. There are a lot of different guys that they have to make big personnel decisions with. We're all related in that way. They've been trying, they've been coming to the table, but it really hasn't progressed that far."

Wilson said he isn't thinking about the contract, but is focused on the season.

"I don't really want to detract from anything," Wilson said. "I don't want guys on my team getting questions about it. I want to talk about beating everybody else and winning the West. That's what I focused on last year -- just pitching."

Wilson and the Rangers reached an agreement on a $7 million salary for this season, avoiding an arbitration hearing. The 30-year-old made $3.1 million last year, before he became a starter.

Richard Durrett covers the Rangers for ESPNDallas.com.