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MLB rumors: Pirates, Cardinals, Rangers, Giants among teams checking out Brian Wilson

Oct 11, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson walks off the field after defeating the Cincinnati Reds to win the 2012 NLDS at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Wilson has had two major surgeries and has yet to appear in a game this season, but there are plenty of teams interested in his services now that he is auditioning for clubs.

According to  Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants headline the numerous teams interested in Wilson:

 Wilson is still just 31 years old, but he has twice undergone Tommy John surgery. He was reportedly unimpressive in an audition for the Mets in January, and he decided to continue working out on his own until he felt he was closer to 100 percent.

It’s not yet clear which teams have the most interest in signing Wilson, but the Pirates, Diamondbacks, A’s, Giants, Phillies, Rangers, Rockies and Cardinals were among the teams represented at Thursday’s workout.

It is not a shock there is so much interest in Wilson. He’s a heck of a talent when healthy and he will be in no position to demand a lot of money from any team that chooses to sign him.

It is a high risk, high reward type move a variety of teams could make to remain competitive or take the next step. We are a long way out from knowing if Wilson is healthy enough to get signed, but it’s worth watching.

 

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Topics: Brian Wilson, MLB Rumors, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers

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