March 4, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brian Wilson (00) pitches during the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Dodgers' Brian Wilson to start throwing knuckleball?


Los Angeles Dodgers reliever (and former eccentric San Francisco Giants closer) Brian Wilson is a bit of an odd fellow.

Some might even say he’s a knucklehead, which seems to be an accurate description given his newest pitch – a knuckleball.

You may recall, last season Wilson suggested that he was toying around with the idea and was even caught throwing the wobbling pitch in practice. He never used it in a game situation – until yesterday – when Wilson unleashed the Uncle Charlie against the Seattle Mariners and Brad Miller.

Enjoyed Miller’s reaction there – he certainly wasn’t expecting that. It wasn’t as animated as we’ve seen from other batters when they get a pitch they didn’t expect, but it clearly locked him up for a moment.

There’s no word on if Wilson will actually use this in a regular season game this year, though, I certainly wouldn’t put it past him as it’ll essentially be a free strike (assuming he can locate it) because batters aren’t going to be sitting on it.

Here’s Wilson’s practice attempt from last season, in case you missed it:


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