Former Giants closer Brian Wilson is close to making a decision about where he’ll sign and the Dodgers have emerged as the front runners to land his services.
Wilson supposedly has offers form four NL teams and one AL team as the Pirates and Dodgers are the two teams known to still be vying for his services.
However, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Wilson is leaning towards signing with the Dodgers:
The #Dodgers have now moved ahead and are the frontrunner to sign Brian Wilson
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 30, 2013
Wilson threw for scouts in LA last week and was reportedly impressive as the 31-year-old is trying to make it back from multiple Tommy John surgeries.
The Dodgers have been in the thick of the relief market leading up to the trade deadline as general manager Ned Colletti and president Stan Kasten look to add another power arm.
If he signs with the Dodgers, Wilson will be counted on as a late-inning reliever as the Dodger bullpen has significantly improved after imploding midway through the year.
It’s a low risk, high reward situation when it comes to signing Wilson, but if he gets back any form he had with the Giants, the Dodger bullpen will improve drastically.
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