Pirates shortstop Jack Wilson on his future: 'I have no idea'
LAS VEGAS -- Pirates shortstop Jack Wilson was in the lobby of the Bellagio hotel this morning. He told Kevin Baxter of The Times that he’s been here for two days and that he’ll be heading back to his Thousand Oaks home tonight to see his child in a holiday play.
The Pirates are shopping Wilson and have had some conversations with the Dodgers, whose interest in the Southern California native is lukewarm at best.
"I have no idea [what’s going on]," Wilson said. "Somebody comes up and tells me one thing. Then somebody else comes up and tells me the exact opposite."
Wilson, who turns 31 later this month, was limited to 87 games because of a calf strain and a broken finger. He hit .272 with one home run and 22 runs batted in.
He is owed $7.25 million next season and has an $8.4-million club option for 2010 that could be bought out for $600,000.
-- Dylan Hernandez
Photo: The Pittsburgh Pirates' Jack Wilson turns a double play as the Arizona Diamondbacks' Orlando Hudson is forced out during a game in August. Credit: Matt York / Associated Press