The San Francisco Giants seem to be closing and opening the door on former closer Brian Wilson on a weekly basis, with no end in sight. It was reported in late January that the club had essentially ruled out Wilson because of his high demands, but now it appears the door is still open for the right-hander, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN.
Though Wilson has made known his desire for a spot on an active roster, San Francisco is unlikely to offer the eccentric veteran any more than a minor-league deal as he is still in the midst of his recovery from Tommy John.
The right-hander held a private workout for the Mets in the middle of January but did not impress, reaffirming the idea that a minor-league deal is probably his best bet. In addition to the Mets, the Detroit Tigers have been voiced as a possible landing spot for right-hander, though they seem pretty set on youngster Bruce Rondon at the moment.
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The Tigers could view WIlson as a fall-back option in the event that Rondon doesn't pan out, but playing that game allows for the possibility that someone else will grab him before the Tigers decide he's needed.
Wilson, nearly 31, owns a 3.21 ERA, 9.6 K/9, and 4.0 BB/9 in parts of seven big-league seasons -- all with the Giants -- and has racked up 171 saves in that span.