Los Angeles Dodgers activate Brian Wilson from disabled list

August 7, 2013; Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA; Rancho Cucamonga Quakes pitcher Brian Wilson (48) before pitching against the Lake Elsinore Storm at LoanMart Field. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

After days on anticipation, the Los Angeles Dodgers finally activated former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson from the disabled list.

Wilson, who signed with the Dodgers earlier this month was originally sent out on a handful of minor league rehab appearances and did well, but the Dodgers who were expected to activate Wilson this past weekend decided to wait.

Reports yesterday suggested Wilson would be activated at some point early in the week and the Dodgers wasted no time, activating him from the DL this morning.

Per Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal:

Source: #Dodgers to activate Brian Wilson today.

Wilson, who signed as a free agent had been rehabbing from his second Tommy John surgery after he injured himself early in the 2012 season.

The Giants had expressed interest in bringing Wilson back this past offseason, but the bearded one demanded a guaranteed contract, something the Giants weren’t willing to offer.

Wilson is expected to serve as the setup man to closer Kenley Jansen.

Topics: Brian Wilson, Los Angeles Dodgers

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