Baggs on Wilson: 'I was told he looked very good'
Brian Wilson threw a bullpen session for the Giants at USF on Monday and displayed "terrific stuff." (USA TODAY IMAGES)
It's been 15 months since Brian Wilson last appeared in an MLB game, but the 31-year-old reliever who is working his way back from his second Tommy John surgery is drawing interest from more than just the Giants.
Wilson is set to throw a bullpen session Thursday in Los Angeles and the Philadelphia Phillies are one of multiple teams expected to be in attendance, according to an MLB.com blog report.
On Monday, the former Giant threw at USF with San Francisco's bullpen catcher Billy Hayes receiving and pitching coach Dave Righetti standing in the batter's box. Sources indicated to CSNBayArea.com that Wilson boasted "terrific stuff."
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Wilson's 3.21 career ERA and 171 career saves represent an attractive addition to a contending team looking for bullpen help down the stretch. While no other clubs were specifically mentioned in the report, the Detroit Tigers have been actively looking to add to their 'pen. They were reportedly interested in Giants relievers Sergio Romo and Javier Lopez, as well as pursuing Tim Lincecum as a relief pitcher.
Wilson has pitched for San Francisco for the entirety of his seven-year career, but his relationship with the team appeared to sour after the Giants non-tendered him last winter. The club would have been forced to guarantee him a minimum of $6.8 million through arbitration if they had tendered him a contract, and now it is unclear where Wilson's preferences lie.