The Los Angeles Dodgers’ bullpen suffered a big loss three games into the regular season when Brian Wilson was placed on the disabled list with nerve irritation in his right elbow. Since joining the Dodgers last season, Wilson has been a dominant setup man for manager Don Mattingly. Wilson became a free agent in the off-season and despite offers to join other teams as their closer, he opted to re-sign with the Dodgers.

While speaking with Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Wilson made it clear he’s well aware of what his role is on the team — leadership and to pitch in October. Currently in the midst of completing rehab work, Wilson also told Hernandez he believes Dodger fans deserve a World Series, particularly after the recent down years. Once he returns to full health, the former San Francisco Giants closer figures to play an important role in the Dodgers’ quest for their first World Series championship since 1988.

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Dodgers news: Brian Wilson placed on DL with nerve irritation

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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