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- Reports surfaced yesterday that the New York Mets have interest in free agent closer and 2004 Hagerstown Sun Brian Wilson. It began when Bob Nightengale of USA Today said that Mets general manager Sandy Alderson watched Wilson workout on Saturday. However, Alderson later told Mike Puma of the New York Post that he is "not sure" that the Mets will extend an offer to the righthander. Wilson threw just 2 innings for the San Francisco Giants in 2012 before requiring Tommy John surgery.
- Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports reported on Sunday evening that the Pittsburgh Pirates continue to discuss a contract with free agent Francisco Liriano. Liriano and the Pirates reached an agreement in December; however, the deal remains in limbo because of an injury to Liriano's right, non-throwing, arm.
- Earlier in the month, two one-time Hagerstown Suns signed Minor League deals. Matt Eddy of Baseball America was the first to report that Erick Threets (2001-'03) signed with the Colorado Rockies. Threets last played in the Major Leagues in 2010 with the Chicago White Sox, and split last season in the AAA Pacific Coast League between the Sacramento River Cats (Oakland A's) and Albuquerque Isotopes (Los Angeles Dodgers).
- Matt Palmer (2003) reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers (first posted on the CBSSports.com transactions page). Palmer threw 2 Major League innings in 2012 with the San Diego Padres, and spent most of the season with the Tucson Padres (AAA; Pacific Coast League).
- This Wednesday is the deadline for the Hagerstown Suns Fan Club's 2013 Winter Meeting and Hall of Fame Dinner. If you were not a member during the 2012 season, but would like to join, please visit our How to Join page for more information. Those who were members can simply return their previously-mailed membership applications and dinner forms.