The Giants are “not close” on reaching a deal with free agent closer Brian Wilson, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Wilson will reportedly weigh all of his options before seriously considering a return to San Francisco. He was non-tendered by the Giants on November 30, making him a free agent.
The reliever pitched in just two games in 2012 before undergoing Tommy John Surgery that ended his season. This was the second time that he had the procedure.
In his absence, Sergio Romo has done a fine job as the Giants’ closer, notching 14 saves in the regular season and four in the postseason, including the World Series-clincher in Detroit.
Wilson was understandably upset that he was not offered a deal to return, and is likely to test the free agent market.
The “bearded one” is a three-time All-Star, and has recorded 170 saves in four full seasons as the Giants’ closer.