While San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said general
manager Brian Sabean decides which players the team signs, he wouldn’t call the
“door’s closed” on free agent right-hander Brian Wilson, according to Chris Haft of MLB.com.
Emphasizing that Sabean decides which players to sign, Bochy
said, "I can't say that [Wilson] will be back." But, Bochy added,
"I can't say the door's closed on Brian Wilson. ... I don't think that's
Last month, Sabean expressed doubt that San Francisco would
re-sign Wilson, considering the “arduous rehabilitation” the team’s former
closer is facing. Wilson continues to recover from his second Tommy John
However, Bochy said that he doesn’t think the door is
completely shut when it comes to Wilson.
Still, it appears that it will take time for the Giants or
any team to make a decision on Wilson, as his arm is still not back to full
strength. Until this happens, the right-hander is likely to remain a free agent
as he continues his rehab process.
Wilson has spent seven seasons with the Giants, five as the
team’s closer. From 2008-11, the 30-year-old maintained a 3.00 ERA with a 2.65
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