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  1. Brian Wilson to have Tommy John surgery on Thursday

    Apr 18, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT

    brian wilson running getty

    Giants closer Brian Wilson spent the past couple of days gathering different opinions from doctors on the status of his injured right elbow and recommendations on how to go about fixing it. Now the verdict is in, via beat writer Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News: Brian Wilson will have Tommy John surgery…

  2. Santiago Casilla, not Sergio Romo, is the Giants’ new closer

    Apr 18, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Colorado Rockies

    Sergio Romo has been one of the best, most dominant relievers in baseball while setting up Brian Wilson for the past four seasons, but with Wilson headed for elbow surgery it was Santiago Casilla, not Romo, who got the call in the ninth inning last night. Casilla did the job, saving a 4-2 win over…

  3. Brian Wilson tweaks his ankle, gets out of jam in the ninth

    Apr 12, 2012, 8:08 PM EDT

    Brian Wilson

    Brian Wilson escaped with a save Thursday after allowing a run in the Giants’ 4-2 win over the Rockies. Unfortunately, he tweaked his ankle in the process and is expected to miss at least one game. Wilson probably wasn’t going to be available Friday regardless, considering that he threw 32 pitches while giving up a…

  4. Brian Wilson says elbow bothered him throughout 2011

    Feb 20, 2012, 6:55 PM EDT

    Brian Wilson

    Brian Wilson made the All-Star team for a third time last season and didn’t go on the disabled list until mid-August, but he admitted Monday that his elbow was problem for most of the year. Asked why his strikeouts were down and his walks were up in 2011, Wilson replied, “Probably pitching with a hurt elbow…

  5. Running down the rosters: San Francisco Giants

    Feb 16, 2012, 11:47 PM EDT

    Tim Lincecum, Buster Posey

    Coming off a disappointing 86-76 finish in 2011, the Giants’ big moves this winter were a pair of underwhelming trades: Jonathan Sanchez for Melky Cabrera and Andres Torres plus Ramon Ramirez for Angel Pagan. To say the least, they didn’t make the kind of splash their fans were hoping for (but have come not to…

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