Saturday, March 19, 2011

Brian Wilson out with strained oblique

San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson has been shut down until at least Monday with a strained left oblique, according to Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News.

Wilson, who will be reevaluated on Monday, said he expects to be ready for the season opener, which is less than two weeks away.

"I feel a lot better than I did Thursday and I'll feel a lot better tomorrow and Monday and we'll take it from there," Wilson said. "I wouldn't imagine the team is worried about me. They know the situation ... they know I'll be ready."

According to live draft results in ESPN fantasy leagues, Wilson is the first closer off the boards with an average draft position of 64.2.

As pointed out by Pavlovic, Giants manager Bruce Bochy listed Jeremy Affeldt and Sergio Romo as the top candidates for save opportunities if Wilson isn't ready for Opening Day.