Friday, March 31, 2006

Scouts Continue to Eye Craig Wilson

Though Pittsburgh OF/!B Craig Wilson has no place to play for the Pirates this year, he's among the major league leaders in spring appearances with more than 60 AB. The Pirates have been forced to keep trotting Wilson out as a parade of scouts show up at Pirate City to evaluate the accomplished veteran, who is being vigorously shopped. Wilson, who could easily start for a number of teams, saw his record blemished last year due to a rash of injuries. But he was impressive in '04 when he batted .264 with 29 homers. He lost his first base job with Pittsburgh's acquisition of former Red Sean Casey, who hit just four homers last year despite playing in Cincinnati's launching pad of a stadium. The Mets are among the teams who are looking at Wilson.