JANIE McCAULEY
AP Baseball Writer

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December 1, 2012
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Giants don't tender contract to closer Wilson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brian Wilson and his overgrown black beard might be headed out of the Bay Area.

The San Francisco Giants declined to tender a one-year contract to the closer by Friday night's deadline, making him a free agent as he recovers from a second ligament-replacement surgery on his right elbow.

Wilson was the 2010 major league saves leader with 48, but made only two appearances for the World Series champions this year after experiencing elbow trouble in April. He underwent reconstructive Tommy John surgery April 19, his second such procedure on his pitching elbow after also having …

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