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Brian Wilson 'Likely' Needs Surgery

Brian Wilson had an MRI Friday night, according to Bochy.




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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 13: Brian Wilson #38 of the San Francisco Giants sits in the dugout before the Giants game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at AT&T Park on April 13, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

    Prepare yourselves for the committee of closers, Giants fans.

    Giants manager Bruce Bochy grudgingly informed the media Saturday that All-Star closer Brian Wilson had an MRI Friday night that revealed "structural issues" in his throwing elbow (video below).

    "He's likely looking at surgery," Bochy said.

    Wilson will go for a second and likely third opinion. Head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner said he would probably see arm specialist Dr. James Andrews.

    The extent of the damage was not revealed.

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