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Giants closer Brian Wilson cleared to resume throwing

Aug 25, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT

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Via our friends at CSNBayArea.com, Giants closer Brian Wilson played catch for six minutes Thursday on flat ground and reported no unexpected issues.

Wilson was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 16 with inflammation in his right elbow. He’s eligible to return to the major leagues on August 31, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy provided no indication Thursday evening as to whether the fiery closer will be activated on that date.

Wilson, 29, has registered a decent 3.19 ERA and 52/31 K/BB ratio through 53 2/3 innings this season, converting 35-of-40 save opportunities. The Giants have been using a commitee at closer in his absence.

  1. hoopmatch - Aug 26, 2011 at 9:09 AM

    I’m glad you got this post about Brian Wilson throwing up on the site.

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