Oct 18, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brian Wilson before game six of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Wilson back to Dodgers for 1-year/$10MM


Free agent right-handed reliever Brian Wilson has come to an agreement to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers, as reported by Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports.

The deal is said to be for one year for $10 million with a second year player option of up to another $10 million.

Wilson underwent his second Tommy John surgery of his career in 2012 after injuring his right elbow in early April of that year while with the San Francisco Giants.

“The Beard” returned to action on August 22nd in 2013, this time for his former team’s long-time rival in Los Angeles.  Wilson posted a 0.66 ERA and 0.88 WHIP over 18 appearances and 13.2 innings, striking out 13 and walking 4 in the process.

The 31-year-old will most likely return to a setup role for Dodgers’ closer Kanley Jansen, barring some kind of epic collapse or injury.

Wilson saved 171 games for the Giants over 7 seasons, posting a 3.21 ERA with 320 Ks and 142 BB during that time.

An All Star in 2008, 2010, and 2011, Wilson helped San Francisco to the 2010 World Series title before having a fallout with the team last offseason while he was rehabbing.

Wilson has thrown 17.2 innings in the postseason and has yet to give up an earned run.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.schroeder.161 Chris Schroeder

    On behalf of all Giants fans… We miss you Bry, and we wish you nothing but success after you leave the Dodgers. Meanwhile, it would be nice to see you choke bigtime, and fall flat on your face. It’s nothing personal Bry. Us Giants fans want nothing more than to watch the Dodgers fail miserably, after all they are the enemy. This means that to earn our respect you must fail as often as you can, while wearing Doyer blue. I know it won’t be hard, and take you much effort to fail. We,re counting on you to lose games this year. I know you won’t let us down. Have a nice day :)