The New York Mets have shown interest in signing right-handed reliever Brian Wilson, according to Bob Nightengale.
Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson watched Wilson throw yesterday during a private workout, but Wilson and his camp were not offered a contract.
Sandy Alderson says he’s “not sure” if Mets will extend an offer to Brian Wilson, who worked out for them yesterday.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) January 13, 2013
Wilson, who underwent Tommy John surgery in April after making just two appearances for the San Francisco Giants last season, had reportedly cut down his list of possible landing spots to “five or so” teams. The three-time All-Star with San Francisco, has been rehabbing under the Giants’ supervision this off-season.
Signing him to a deal loaded with incentives would be a plus for a Mets bullpen who had Frank Francisco as their closer last season. The right-hander recorded 23 saves with a 5.53 ERA and 3.90 FIP in 48 appearances.
In his career, Wilson has 171 career saves, with a 3.21 ERA, 3.08 FIP and 3.54 xFIP in seven seasons with San Fran.