Brian Wilson rumors: Giants, Cardinals, Rangers among teams interested

Drew Hallowell

The once-dominant closer is looking to sign with a team soon, and he is being looked at by multiple teams.

Former-Giants reliever Brian Wilson held a workout for interested teams on Thursday, and he "looked good," reports Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.

Wilson is currently trying to recover from his second Tommy John surgery.

The teams in attendance were the Pirates, Diamondbacks, A's, Giants, Phillies, Rangers, Rockies, and Cardinals. Wilson presents a unique opportunity for teams to bolster their bullpens at the trade deadline without having to surrender anything of value in a trade.

One scout had Wilson's fastball ranging from 90-93, and turned a positive report in on the right-handed reliever. The Pirates and Diamondbacks both lack closers at the moment, and could look to Wilson to fill that void for them. Another team that would make sense that has not yet been mentioned is Detroit, but they seem to be happy with the job Joaqin Benoit is doing.

Wilson is sure to be a valued-commodity when he is ready to sign, as he has a strong track record of success as a closer for the Giants. His career ERA out of the bullpen is 3.21, and his best single-season ERA was 1.81 in 2010.

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