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Brian Wilson would choose his beard over Yankee pinstripes

Nov 13, 2013, 1:30 PM PST

Brian Wilson won't get rid of his beard. (USA TODAY Sports)

You can immediately cross free agent reliever Brian Wilson off the New York Yankees’ offseason shopping list.

The Yankees have a strict policy against facial hair and Wilson, well, he’s so grizzly at this point that even his trusty Sasquatch friend is jealous.

Check out this tweet from Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News:

Wilson has already made it quite clear that no amount of money will convince him to part ways with his unruly wizard-length beard. He recently turned down a $1 million offer to shave from an online razor retailer.

The Yankees are looking to replace all-time saves leader, Mariano Rivera, who retired at the end of the 2013 season. They’ll have to pluck a baby-faced flamethrower out of the free agent pool.

[RELATED: Rivera delivers pizza to an A’s employee]

Wilson spent part of the 2013 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The former Giant had a 0.66 ERA in 18 appearances after recovering from his second Tommy John surgery.

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