AP Source: Wilson, Dodgers agree on one-year deal

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm •  Published: December 5, 2013
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Brian Wilson will be wearing Dodger Blue for at least another season.

The free-agent reliever agreed to terms on a $10 million, one-year contract to stay with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said Thursday.

The deal is pending a physical, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not made an announcement regarding the quirky, bearded three-time All-Star. Wilson's new contract includes an $8.5 million player option for the 2015 season.

Wilson, a right-hander and the 2010 majors saves leader while with San Francisco, joined the NL West champion Dodgers last season after a second Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery. He missed almost the entire 2012 season when the Giants won their second World Series in three years.

Wilson immediately fit in well with his former team's archrival.

Getting a fresh start, he went 2-1 with a 0.66 ERA in 18 outings over 13 2-3 innings this year for Los Angeles. He became a reliable option out of the bullpen for manager Don Mattingly once the right-hander returned from the lengthy elbow rehab.

Wilson chose to join the Dodgers when the Giants declined to bring him back in December 2012.

Now, he is set to pitch his first full season since 2011.

Wilson signed with Los Angeles last July 31 after working out for several clubs at the University of San Francisco — and that included the Giants, who monitored his recovery each step of the way. He then made four scoreless appearances during a minor league rehab assignment before the Dodgers activated him Aug. 19.



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