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It’s been awhile since we’ve seen the black beard of Brian Wilson on the mound in a major league game. The former Giants closer is attempting to return to the big leagues after undergoing Tommy John surgery last April, but was dealt another setback in his road to recovery.
The World Series-winning hurler worked out for members for the Mets organization this past weekend in California, but was not considered healthy enough to warrant a major league contract, a source tells the New York Post. Wilson reportedly had no interest in signing a minor league deal, though it is unclear if one was offered.
“Physically, he’s not ready,” the source told the Post. “He’s got a ways to go.”
Wilson made just two appearances for the Giants in 2012 before elbow problems shelved him for the year. He spent the previous six seasons with San Francisco, where he was named to three All-Star teams and led the National League with 48 saves in 2010.
A native of Londonderry, N.H., the right-hander had previousl...
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A quick followup to yesterday’s news about the New York Mets showing strong interest in Brian Wilson. Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says (via Twitter) the San Francisco Giants are willing to offer Wilson a big league deal, and reports say the Mets aren’t.
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MLBtraderumors has confirmed the San Francisco Giants and Jose Mijares have agreed upon a $1.8 million contract for the 2013 season.
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Today the World Baseball Classic rosters were announced, and there’s a few San Francisco Giants players sprinkled around the WBC tournament.
Team USA announced that they will have two Giants pitchers, and that’s Ryan Vogelsong and reliever Jeremy Affeldt.
Team Venezuela will have position players Pablo Sandoval, Marco Scutaro and reliever Jose Mijares from the Giants.
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From Marc Carig of Newsday, the latest on The Beard:
Source: Mets still haven’t closed the door on a major league deal for former Giants closer Brian Wilson.
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Updated On Jan. 16 by Joe D.
This from Mike Puma of the NY Post:
Brian Wilson probably shouldn’t change his ring tone to “Meet the Mets” anytime soon.
San Francisco Giants' star Pablo Sandoval has been spending time with family and playing winter ball in his native Venezuela. However, as nice as it must be for him to be home, he got a scare yesterday. Sandoval was admitted to a local hospital yesterday with abdominal pain.
Sandoval's brother, Michael, originally tweeted out the news. Alex Pavlovic of the San...
According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Giants are interested in offering a major league contract to pitcher Brian Wilson. The New York Mets have also expressed interest in Wilson, but that interest could be limited to a minor league contract. Wilson, who nearly missed the entire 2012 season after [...]
The San Francisco Giants have not given up on right-hander
Tim Lincecum long-term, as the team has considered signing The Freak once he
reaches the free agent market after the 2013 season, according to Henry
Schulman of The San Francisco Chronicle.
Random piece of info: #sfgiants have not given up on Lincecum long-term. I'm told prospect of re-signing Lince as a FA next...
The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants are among
the teams interested in free agent middle infielder Ryan Theriot, according to
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Heyman notes that if the Giants were to acquire Theriot, he
would likely compete with Brandon Crawford for playing time at shortstop.
Theriot would be middle-infield insurance for the Phillies, who have...
Provisional rosters for the March’s World Baseball Classic were officially released on Thursday, with the A’s and Giants having one and nine players, respectively, named to participate.
Lefty reliever Pedro Figueroa will play for the Dominican Republic as the lone member of the A’s to take part in the international tournament.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the Bay, the Giants...
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