Mets rumors: Brian Wilson doesn't impress New York

Harry How

The New York Mets were not impressed by free agent Brian Wilson during his workout on Saturday.

The New York Mets were not impressed by veteran closer and free agent Brian Wilson during his workout at UCLA on Saturday, according to Mike Puma of The New York Post:

"Physically, he’s not ready," the source said. "He’s got a ways to go."

Puma adds that the Mets did not deem Wilson worthy of a major league contract at the point of his workout. The former San Francisco Giants’ closer continues to rehab from Tommy John surgery. At this point, Wilson isn’t interested in signing a minor league contract, according to Puma.

Puma’s source told him that while the Mets could hold another audition for Wilson if he remains unsigned into the spring, they "aren’t in a rush" to do so.

Wilson underwent his second Tommy John surgery last April, a procedure that generally carries with it a rehab process of 12 months. The 30-year-old has been San Francisco’s closer since 2008, and he maintained an ERA of 2.50 from 2009 through 2011.

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