San Francisco Giants right-hander Brian Wilson is scheduled to throw Oct. 19 for the first time since Tommy John surgery, and the always-confident closer insists he will be full strength by spring training.
Wilson, the 2010 major league saves leader with 48, spent his third day on the field Thursday doing agility drills and light baseball work stopping balls rolled his way.
He underwent reconstructive elbow-ligament replacement surgery April 19, Wilson's second such procedure on his pitching elbow after also having it while in college at LSU in 2003. Dr. James Andrews performed both.
Manager Bruce Bochy said Wilson's progress is encouraging and the pitcher has a good idea what it takes to recover. He did so in 10 months last time.