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Former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson recently
auditioned for eight teams. The right-hander was said to have looked good
during his session, and Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports that Wilson is now garnering
interest from five teams – four from the National League and one American
Brian Wilson, who expects to be on a big-league mound by mid-August, has interest from 4 NL teams, 1 AL.
— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 28, 2013
During Wilson’s recent audition, it was reported that the
Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco
Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies and St. Louis
Cardinals were present. At that point, it wasn’t clear which teams had the most
interest in Wilson.
Brown adds that Wilson hopes to return to a big-league mound
by the middle of August. He continues to recover from Tommy John surgery, which
ended his 2012 season just after it began. It was his second such procedure,
but despite undergoing multiple elbow surgeries Wilson’s fastball was still
sitting in the low 90’s.
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