Mar 30, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brian Wilson (0) watches a home run hit by San Diego Padres pinch hitter Seth Smith (not pictured) in the eighth inning on the opening day baseball game at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers to place reliever Brian Wilson on disabled list

After a disastrous outing in his first appearance of the 2014 season, Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brian Wilson is reportedly heading to the disabled list.

Multiple outlets are reporting that Dodgers manager Don Mattingly broke the news on Tuesday evening, but frankly, it isn’t a surprise given how Wilson looked on Sunday night against the San Diego Padres. The 32-year-old right-hander, who is known more for his antics than anything else, allowed 3 runs on 2 hits with a walk in giving up a lead to the Padres, and he looked like a far cry from the pitcher who was dominant at the end of 2013.

Wilson has a track record with the infamous Tommy John surgery, but Mattingly was quick to assert (via True Blue LA) that he did not have any diagnosed ligament damage, and that is a positive. Still, there was no stated timetable for return, and that certainly gives pause to any Dodgers fan with regard to expecting Wilson back on the mound anytime soon. Stay tuned for the latest as it comes.

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