Brian WilsonThe Los Angeles Dodgers have lost a few players to free agency this off-season, but one free agent reliever might be coming back to Los Angeles for another shot at a World Series title. Brian Wilson and the Dodgers are closing in on a new deal that will bring the beard back to Chavez Ravine, which will help solidify the Dodgers bullpen.

The Tigers were one of the teams interested in Wilson, but they signed closer Joe Nathan earlier today and that eliminated any possibility of Wilson ending up in Detroit. Although the Dodgers were considered strong suitors for Wilson, it was unclear whether he was willing to be a set-up man to the Kenley Jansen, who emerged last season as a solid closer for Los Angeles.

Although the deal isn’t official, Wilson has acknowledged he’s content with being the set-up man for the Dodgers and after breaking off talks with other teams, both sides should reach an agreement soon. Wilson was 2-1 with 0.66 ERA season in 18 appearances with the Dodgers last season.

The Dodgers let go of reliever Ronald Belisario yesterday, who had chances to be set-up man last season. Expect the Dodgers to add more bullpen depth before the beginning of Spring Training.

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Matt Kemp trade rumors: Dodgers remain in contact with multiple teams about OF – SB Nation

Dodgers open to moving Ethier. Kemp – ESPN

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Tigers, Nathan near deal – ESPN

BoSox, C Pierzynski agree to 1-year deal – Yahoo

Astros add Fowler, send Barnes; Lyles to Rox – MLB.com

Padres acquire Seth Smith from A’s for Luke Gregerson – Hardball Talk

Rays acquire Bell, Hanigan in 3-team trade – ESPN

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ICYMI: The Dodgers signed starter Dan Haren to a one-year deal last weekend

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