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Giants activate closer Brian Wilson from disabled list

Sep 18, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT

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As expected, the Giants activated closer Brian Wilson from the 15-day disabled list before Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Rockies. This according to the club’s official Twitter feed.

Wilson has been sidelined since the middle of August due to inflammation in his throwing elbow. The Giants were considering shutting him down at one point earlier this month, but Wilson continued to make steady progress and is back near 100 percent health with 12 days left in the 2011 regular season.

Wilson has registered a decent 3.19 ERA and 52/31 K/BB ratio through 53 2/3 innings this year while converting 35 of 40 save opportunities. The 29-year-old right-hander is likely to be used in low-pressure situations initially but should recapture his ninth-inning role by the end of this month.

San Francisco is still five games back of the Diamondbacks in the National League West standings and five games behind the Braves in the National League Wild Card mix despite a seven-game winning streak.

  1. teddyballgame4 - Sep 18, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Can we clean these guys up a little? I mean really even zz top thinks it’s ridiculous

    • rcg365 - Sep 18, 2011 at 10:38 PM

      Dude the answer is HELLLLLL NOOOO! LML

  2. Old Gator - Sep 18, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Wilson comes back in time to officiate at the funeral for the Jints’ season. Last year was a nice bottlefull of lightning but this team needs to do some serious wheeling and dealing for the offense it will need to remain a contender in the west. Buster Posey would have helped them if he had been healthy but in and of himself he wouldn’t have been the complete answer; Carlos Beltran, with his long history of frangibility, would tie up too much payroll if they tried to match some of the other idiotic offers he’s going to get this winter. They need a big bat or two.

    • bleedgreen - Sep 18, 2011 at 9:14 PM

      They’ll probably make a run at Fielder. If they can get Fielder, I think Beltran takes a discount to stay. He’s claimed he’ll stay if they seriously improve the offense. Posey + Fielder + Beltran, barring injuries, would be a pretty potent lineup. They’d still need to get a high OBP guy though.


      • qcubed3 - Sep 18, 2011 at 10:15 PM

        When you said the Giants will make a run at Fielder, I assume, given the Giants’ proclivity to signing the oldest players possible, you mean Cecil Fielder?

      • yournuts - Sep 19, 2011 at 12:02 PM

        Beltran only cares about Beltran! This is what he does when his contract is in the final year. He hates it in San Francisco. He wants to be on the East Coast. Don’t fool yourselves Giant fans, the Giants don’t have the money to sign anyone big this year. Fielder is way to expensive for the Giants. The Giants have to worry about retaining their pitching staff with big contracts or they will fly the coop.

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