San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson has not picked up a baseball since reporting discomfort in his right elbow on Tuesday, according to Giants' beat writer Andrew Baggarly. The 29-year-old closer, who was expected to play catch on Friday, will get an examination soon to check out the injury.
Wilson aggravated his elbow during Monday's game against the Atlanta Braves. He pitched 28 times in the game's final inning, giving up three runs in the bottom of the ninth in a 5-4 Giants loss.
Wilson did feel soreness during the game but apparently did not think much of it, waiting until Tuesday to report the injury to the Giants. He has not been placed on the DL yet and it appears that the Giants will wait for the results of an examination before they make any decisions.
The team could certainly use a healthy Wilson right now, having lost four of their last five games and two straight in what has been a disappointint August thus far. The Giants trail the Arizona Diamondbacks by 2 ½ games in an NL West race that could come down to the wire. A healthy Wilson can only help the Giants as the end of the season draws near.