The 31-year-old righty hasn't pitched in a Major League game in 15 months since having his second Tommy John surgery. He originally worked out for the New York Mets in January, but that didn't go well. This time, however, it did.
"He looked good," a scout told Knobler. "His fastball was 90-93 mph. [He's] not far away."
The Pittsburgh Pirates, Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland A's, San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals were all reported to have representatives to watch Wilson. At least six more unnamed teams were also there.
It could stand to reason that the Atlanta Braves could express interest in Wilson. They are in dire need of bullpen help and could use his veteran presence (and beard) to spell Jordan Walden in a setup role or even use him to close on nights Craig Kimbrel needs a day off.
Atlanta needs the help, and Wilson could be a low-risk, high-reward investment. They'd be crazy not to at least see what they can do.
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