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11/14/2013 03:16 pm ET

Brian Wilson Will Not Shave Beard, Will Not Play For Yankees

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Free agent closer Brian Wilson will not shave his beard. Therefor he will not play for the New York Yankees. That's just the way it is, according to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.

Brian Cashman says you can rule out the Yankees signing Brian Wilson. His agent told team he won't shave beard. True story, Cashman says.

— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughSL) November 13, 2013

Brian Wilson's agent told Brian Cashman that Wilson won't shave his beard. "Cross him off the list," Cashman said.

— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) November 13, 2013

Any team that wants Wilson is going to have to take the beard as well. It's a package deal. Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports tweeted that there are several teams interested in Wilson. We'll see if it becomes part of his next contract.

From what I can gather, teams most interested in Brian Wilson are: SF, LAD, Cle, Det, Col, Sea, Bos. Cin cd climb in, depending on Chapman

— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) November 13, 2013

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