As the unfortunate injuries keep piling on the Dodgers, there is in fact some light at the end of the tunnel. Even with center fielder Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez battling injuries, the Dodgers will continue their pursuit of the National League West division title and might be receiving some bullpen help soon.
According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Wilson will make his debut on Wednesday for Dodgers Class A affiliate team in Rancho Cucamonga:
Brian Wilson will make debut as #Dodgers employee Wednesday. Sked to pitch for Class A Rancho Cucamonga.
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) August 5, 2013
What may go unnoticed is that by the time Wilson is ready to join the big league roster, Kemp and Ramirez could be just be getting back to full strength as well and we can finally see this team at full strength for the first time this season.
Wilson will bring another quality arm to the much improved Dodger bullpen that has been on a bit of a hot streak during the magical run that has seen the Dodgers go 31-7 in their last 38 games.
Wilson likely will not be taking the closing job away from Kenley Jansen, but will most likely be pitching in bigger situations if his stuff is effective given his experience before his Tommy John surgery.
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