Brian Wilson Won’t Sign Until After Opening Day

Free agent reliever Brian Wilson is still working to rehab from his second Tommy John surgery and prefers not to audition for clubs until he is 100 percent, a source with knowledge of pitcher's situation told Scott Miller of CBSSports.com.  That means that it might be several weeks into the season until the former Giants standout is ready to sign. 

Wilson is currently throwing bullpen sessions and is said to be at about “80 to 85 percent.”  The soon-to-be 31-year-old threw in January for the Mets and his subpar showing led him to decide to wait until he is 100% before auditioning again.

It usually takes at least 12 months before a pitcher regains full strength following Tommy John surgery and Wilson, who went under the knife last April, is still shy of his one year anniversary.  Giants skipper Bruce Bochy says that the club has not ruled out a return for Wilson while the Mets are an unlikely destination.


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