Most were expecting the Los Angeles Dodgers to re-sign Brian Wilson in recent days, but today it finally became official. The Dodgers signed Wilson to a one-year deal worth $10 million with a player option for 2015 worth $8.5-$10 million.
Wilson signed with the Dodgers last August after recovering from Tommy John surgery and was great in his short time in Los Angeles. It was uncertain whether Wilson would return to the Dodgers with Kenley Jansen already the starting closer, but the 31-year-old reliever was open to being a setup man, but was looking to get paid like a closer.
This past season Wilson went 2-1 with a 0.66 ERA in 18 games. He was even more impressive in the postseason, throwing six scoreless innings and struck out eight batters. The Dodgers will have a impressive duo in the eighth and ninth inning in 2014, giving them seven innings to get the lead and let Wilson and Jansen do the rest.
Dodgers Nation News
Give Us All Of The Tanaka, Please [Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness]
The Dodgers, Brian Wilson and some seriously price insurance [LA Times]
Dodgers should look at the Padres’ Yasmani Grandal to upgrade at catcher [Feelin’ Kinda Blue]
Mariners, Dodgers, Pirates among teams pursuing David Price [CBS Sports]
Those Matt Kemp Rumors Aren’t Going Away [Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness]
Brewers deal Aoki to Royals; Braun to RF? [ESPN]
Red Sox sign ex-Cardinals closer Mujica [Yahoo]
Rangers sign 42-year-old Jose Contreras [Hardball Talk]
Rays bring back Oviedo on one-year deal [MLB.com]
Phillies sign catcher Nieves to one-year deal [ESPN]
ICYMI: The Dodgers and Dan Haren agreed to a one-year deal earlier in the off-season