I don't really pay attention to baseball outside of the Padres organization. So I didn't realize there was something wrong with Brian Wilson. Well I knew there was something wrong with him, but not in terms of a physical injury. Apparently he has some elbow inflammation and on the 15 day disabled list.
In any case, that means the Giants are looking for a closer and/or trying to block another club from getting a closer.
As expected, Giants are the team that was awarded the claim on Bell. Whether the Giants/SD can make a deal could depend on Wilson concern
But just like the Giants themselves it doesn't look like Bell is going anywhere.
Hank Schulman the Giants' beat writer talked to Bell. Heath, not Buddy.
We just talked to Heath Bell, who is not ready to make any sweeping statements until something concrete happens -- or doesn't. This isn't the biggest issue for him right now. His dad had open-heart surgery today.
He did say that Padres manager Buddy Bell told him, "You're not going anywhere," although that was more of a prediction than a piece of inside information.