Despite their recent success, the Dodgers are still in the market for a reliever and former Giants closer Brian Wilson is on their radar.
Wilson threw for several scouts yesterday at UCLA, but there were no reports saying that the Dodgers had anyone present for his workout.
General manager Ned Colletti was on ESPN 710 Radio with Mason and Ireland and talked about the teams level of interest in the former closer:
“He’s intriguing. We’ll have to see what he looks like. He was a successful closer for a while. We’ll also gauge his interest in us. He’s still throwing on the side, so we’ll see how it plays out as time goes on.”
Known more for his beard and bizarre behavior, Wilson underwent a second Tommy John surgery and hasn’t been on a mound since 2012.
In his career with the Giants, Wilson racked up 171 saves in just four seasons as the teams closer and helped them win two World Series championships.
Still, he’s on his way back from a serious surgery and at least a handful of teams are interested in his services. With Francisco Rodriguez already traded, the relief market is growing thinner.
Colletti has hinted previously that he doesn’t anticipate to make a franchise altering move and is looking to bring in another reliever to help out the bullpen.
At this point in the season the Dodgers could find a lot worse options than Brian Wilson, it’s just a matter of how effective he can still be after multiple surgeries.
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