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MLB Injury News:
The San Francisco Giants have non-tendered former closer
Brian Wilson, who missed most of the 2012 season due to injury, reports Henry
Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.
It's official: Wilson non-tendered and now a free agent. Romo, Casilla, Mijares, Pence, Arias, Blanco, Posey all tendered.
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) December 1, 2012
The Giants decided to tender contracts to all other players
up for consideration, including Sergio Romo, Hunter Pence, Gregor Blanco and
Buster Posey. However, the team opted to cut ties with Wilson as they
determined his expected 2013 salary of at least $6.8 million was too much for a
veteran player returning from a major injury.
Wilson damaged a ligament in his throwing arm during his
second appearance of the 2012 season. He went on to collect the save, but he
hasn’t returned to the mound for the Giants since sustaining the injury.
While teams can renegotiate with players even after
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Brian Wilson and his overgrown black beard might be headed out of the Bay Area.
The San Francisco Giants declined to tender a one-year contract to the closer by Friday night's deadline, making him a free agent as he recovers from a second ligament-replacement surgery on his right elbow.
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Free agent right-hander Brian Wilson, who was cut loose by the San Francisco Giants Friday, has interest in signing with the Los Angeles
Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox and his former team, reports Jim
Bowden of ESPN.
Brian Wilson has interest in Giants, Dodgers, Angels, Red Sox according to source
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 1, 2012
The San Francisco Giants declined to tender a one-year contract to their former closer, Brian Wilson, thus making him a free agent as he recovers from a second ligament-replacement surgery on his right elbow.
Wilson, 30, earned $8.5 million during his injury-shortened 2012 season, and according to CBA rules could not be tendered less than $6.8 million for the 2013 season.
The San Francisco Giants are one of the two teams that are believed to have extended free agent center fielder Angel Pagan a four-year offer,
but if they don’t land him they are expected to “seriously consider” Shane
Victorino, reports Buster Olney of ESPN.
If the Giants don't sign Pagan, one of the other options they would seriously consider is Shane Victorino.