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Surgery likely for Giants closer Brian Wilson

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer
Brian Wilson

A recent MRI showed structural damage in the throwing elbow of Giants closer Brian Wilson, and surgery, possibly Tommy John surgery, is likely, reports the Associated Press. "There's definitely some issues there," Manager Bruce Bochy said. "Initially I was just being optimistic he would be fine, but after the test done yesterday it doesn't look very good right now. ... Likely he's looking at surgery."

Wilson will soon meet with Dr. James Andrews. If reconstructive surgery is required, then he'll miss the remainder of the season and likely part of 2013. Wilson previously underwent the Tommy John procedure while in college.

Wilson missed 30 games in 2011 with an elbow strain and has struggled badly in two outings this season, in addition to showing severely decreased velocity.

Fortunately for the Giants, they have options when it comes to replacing Wilson including Sergio Romo, who's one of the top right-handed setup men around, and fire-balling prospect Heath Hembree are among them.

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