Report: SF Giants GM says Brian Wilson won't return

In this June 12, 2011, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Brian Wilson works against the Cincinnati Reds during the ninth inning of a baseball game in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

January 19, 2013 7:23:48 PM PST
In an interview with the New York Post, San Francisco Giants General Manager Brian Sabean all but confirmed that closing pitcher Brian Wilson will not be returning to the team.

In the article he's quoted as saying, "I'm going to be brutally honest as I always am, I don't [think Wilson will return]. In this case, where you are getting a second Tommy John... it's the type of rehab where he's still not further up along to judge exactly where he may be able to come back in major league fashion, let alone as a closer."

Sabean and Willie Mays are in New York for the Baseball Writers dinner while also attending a reception for the New York Giants Historical Society.

Wilson wants a long-term deal. But the Giants are only willing to offer an incentive-laden one-year deal.