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Craig Wilson | First Baseman

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (41) / 11/30/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 1995 / Rd. 2 (0) / TOR

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Pirates traded Minor League 1B Craig Wilson to the Mariners for a player to be named.
Wilson will provide versitile depth for the Mariners. He's not hitting for much average in the minors, but he has hit 10 homers in 217 at-bats. Thu, Jul 10, 2008 11:24:00 PM

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The Associated Press reports that the Pirates have traded Craig Wilson to the Mariners for a player to be named.

Wilson was hitting just .230 at Triple-A Indianapolis, but he had managed 10 homers in 217 at-bats, suggesting that his power is back following last year's shoulder surgery. The Mariners could eventually look to use him as part of a platoon at first base.
Thu, Jul 10, 2008 08:36:00 PM

Craig Wilson hit his fourth and fifth homers Saturday for Triple-A Indianapolis.

Wilson is still nowhere near forcing the Pirates to call him up. He's hitting .243/.336/.409 in 115 at-bats this season.
Sun, May 18, 2008 04:24:00 AM

Pirates signed first baseman Craig Wilson to a minor league contract.

Because he's right-handed, a healthy Wilson would make more sense as a complement to Adam LaRoche than Doug Mientkiewicz. However, it remains to be seen if his power will come back. The Reds relesed him this spring because he wasn't fully recovered from shoulder surgery.
Tue, Apr 8, 2008 06:34:00 PM

Reds released first baseman-outfielder Craig Wilson.

Wilson still isn't ready to play after shoulder surgery last year, so the Reds chose to let him go. He'll seek out a minor league deal elsewhere once his shoulder feels up to it.
Fri, Feb 22, 2008 10:39:00 PM

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Craig Wilson failed his physical and is no longer in Reds camp.

Wilson signed a minor league deal with the Reds last week and it's possible that he could still remain with the team to compete for a bench job.
Fri, Feb 22, 2008 09:59:00 AM

Non-roster first baseman Craig Wilson was in Reds camp Wednesday for his physical, but he was absent Thursday.

Either he flunked the physical or left on his own accord. The Reds could release a statement soon.
Thu, Feb 21, 2008 11:22:00 AM

Reds signed first baseman Craig Wilson to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Wilson is probably still capable of being a solid platoon partner for either Joey Votto or Scott Hatteberg at first base, but the position will be awfully crowded if the Reds decide to keep all three players on the roster.
Sat, Feb 9, 2008 04:11:00 PM

The New York Post reports that the Mets are interested in Craig Wilson.

The 31-year-old Wilson struggled mightily last season, but would still be useful as a bench bat or platoon starter against left-handed pitching. He could be an occasional platoon-mate for Carlos Delgado at first base, but is unlikely to have fantasy value and may have to settle for a minor league contract.
Thu, Feb 7, 2008 10:17:00 AM

Free agent Craig Wilson is open to returning to the Pirates this winter.

Wilson is likely to have to settle for a minor league deal after struggling with the Braves and undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery in June. Wilson said the shoulder was troubling him for two years before the operation. Maybe he'll be better nextyear if fully recovered.
Sat, Nov 10, 2007 01:21:00 PM

Triple-A Charlotte's Craig Wilson is expected to miss two months following shoulder surgery.

Maybe the shoulder was partially responsible for his struggles this season. It sounds like he'll be ready to play again in September, but there's little chance that the White Sox or any other team will want to bring him back to the majors then.
Thu, Jun 28, 2007 01:24:00 PM

Triple-A Charlotte's Craig Wilson went 0-for-3 on Tuesday and is 6-for-34 with one homer and two RBI in nine games for the club.

Wilson wasn't an option to replace Joe Crede on the White Sox's roster. Unless he gets it going soon, he may not get a chance before Scott Podsednik and Darin Erstad return and his window closes.
Wed, Jun 6, 2007 03:05:00 PM

White Sox signed first baseman-outfielder Craig Wilson to a minor league contract.

Wilson could be up to play against left-handers in one or two weeks, depending on how well he performs at Triple-A Charlotte. AL-only leaguers desperate for power could consider stashing him away.
Mon, May 28, 2007 07:29:00 PM

According to, the White Sox have signed Craig Wilson to a minor league deal.

The White Sox could use Wilson's bat if he can get hot for a couple of weeks in Triple-A. There's an opening on the roster now after Pablo Ozuna went down today, but it'd make more sense to let Wilson try to regain his swing against minor league pitching first.
Mon, May 28, 2007 12:12:00 AM

First baseman Craig Wilson has cleared waivers and is now a free agent.

Wilson is available for any team to sign at the Major League Baseball's minimum salary of $380,000. The Pirates are among several teams that will likely have interest in adding the bargain bat.
Tue, May 22, 2007 11:22:00 AM

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