Former San Francisco Giants closer, Brian Wilson, threw off the mound at the University of San Francisco for a second time in the past week. In this instance, a familiar face was there to see him — his former club’s pitching coach.
Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports that Dave Righetti and Giants’ bullpen catcher, Billy Hayes, were there to check out how far Wilson has come since having to go through his second Tommy John surgery.
[B]oth Giants coaches were in attendance to view Wilson, who looked impressive and game ready 15 months after having Tommy John surgery to reconstruct his right elbow.
Wilson remains a free agent; the Giants have no agreement or understanding in place with the three-time All-Star right-hander. Righetti and Hayes were there as a personal courtesy, according to sources.
Sergio Romo has since become the Giants’ go-to closer, but has received criticism for his inconsistency this season on a couple of blown saves. More important though, is the Giants continuing to get hit with injuries and not having enough talent in the minor leagues to bring up.
Righetti wouldn’t comment on what he saw with Wilson, but if the former closer is over being let go by his team last December, than it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them reunite later on this season.