(NEW YORK) — Closer Brian Wilson has been one of the most eccentric and popular players in Major League Baseball in recent years with the San Francisco Giants. But the Giants are not planning on bringing him back for next season.
Wilson is recovering from the second Tommy John surgery of his career and has yet to generate much interest on the free agent market. Giants general manager Brian Sabean has all but ruled out bringing him back.
“I’m going to be brutally honest as I always am, I don’t [think Wilson will return],” Sabean told Anthony Sulla-Heffinger of the New York Post. “In this case, where you are getting a second Tommy John…it’s the type of rehab where he’s still not further up to judge exactly where he may be able to come back in Major League fashion, let alone as a closer.”
From 2008-2011, Wilson averaged over 39 saves per season. The three-time All-Star was also a key member of the team’s 2010 World Series team.
Wilson most recently tried out for the New York Mets, but was not rewarded with a contract.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire