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Report: Alderson Watches Brian Wilson In Private Workout

Giants closer Brian Wilson

The Giants’ Brian Wilson delivers a pitch during the ninth inning against the Mets at Citi Field on May 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweeted that New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson watched former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson in a private workout on Saturday.

Wilson played in only two games last season and is trying to return from Tommy John surgery. Nightengale said he is expected to be ready for the start of the season.

From 2008-2011, Wilson appeared in 258 games and saved 163 games with a 3.07 ERA and 297 strikeouts.

The Mets have not signed a big name free agent this offseason and Alderson told MLB.com earlier this month that he does expect to add someone to the bullpen.

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