With future Hall-of-Fame closer Mariano Rivera retiring, the New York Yankees certainly have a need in the back end of their bullpen.
Brian Cashman says you can rule out the Yankees signing Brian Wilson. His agent told team he won’t shave beard. True story, Cashman says.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughSL) November 13, 2013
This has happened before – Randy Johnson shaved his famous beard when he joined the team. Same with outfielder Johnny Damon.
However, the beard is Wilson’s signature look. He sells t-shirts and makes commercials because of it. Shaving would likely cost him money.
Last season, Wilson appeared in 18 games for the Dodgers. He allowed one run on eight hits and four walks while striking out 13 in 13.2 innings. He did not allow a run in six postseason innings.