03/21/11 4:10 PM ET
Wilson vows to be ready for season opener
Reliever may begin to play catch on Wednesday
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
2010 Spring Training - San Francisco Giants
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"If it's a regular-season game, I'm throwing," Wilson said. But, he added, "There's really no point in risking anything by going out and pitching the sixth inning of a Spring Training game on March 21."Wilson, who led the Major Leagues with 48 saves last year before recording six more in the postseason, indicated that he won't rush to resume throwing, the better to avoid tearing the muscle -- as he did in his Giants debut on April 23, 2006. A tear could sideline Wilson for a prolonged period. "It's more important that I'm ready in June or August or September than right now," he said. "The worst thing that could happen is you'd tear something if you tried to come back too early, which isn't worth risking an entire season."
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.