Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/19/13
San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean said Saturday that closer Brian Wilson will unlikely return to the team this year. The New York Mets are reportedly heavily pursuing Wilson. "I'm going to be brutally honest as I always am, I don't (think Wilson will return)," Sabean said in the New York Post while attending an event in New York. "In this case, where you are getting a second Tommy John (surgery) ... it's the type of rehab where he's still not further up along to judge exactly where he may be able to come back in major league fashion, let alone as a closer." Wilson, 30, appeared in just two games last season before having the surgery. He made $8.2 million last season. The Giants non-tendered him in November, making him a free agent. They would have had to guarantee Wilson at least $6.8 million this year if they had offered him a tender. Sabean does have hope that Wilson could return on a one-year, incentive-driven contract. "We spoke to (Wilson's) agent repe...
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