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00 Brian Wilson RP
Height/Weight: 6-2/205 | Birthdate: 3/16/1982 | Birthplace: Winchester, MA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: Louisiana State | MLB Experience: 9 | Owned/Started%: 4/2 | Average Draft Position: 252.17
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Brian Wilson coughs up late lead vs. Cleveland


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson was hit with a blown save and a loss Wednesday afternoon against the Indians.

Wilson permitted a run-scoring single to David Murphy and a two-run single to Mike Aviles in the eighth to cough up the lead. He was charged with three runs on two hits and three walks while striking out one in just one-third of an inning. He owns a 5.52 ERA and a 1.88 WHIP over 29 1/3 innings.

Brian Wilson gets rare save with closer unavailable


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) With Kenley Jansen unavailable Wednesday against the Royals, the Dodgers turned to Brian Wilson to pick up his first save since April, 2012.

Wilson closed out a 5-4 win, but not before the Royals made it interesting. He allowed a one-out single, and nearly allowed the Royals to tie it, but first baseman Scott Van Slyke snared a line drive to induce a game-ending double play.

Wilson struck out one batter on 17 pitches for his first save of the season. He lowered his ERA to 5.13 with the outing, and has not allowed a run in his last six appearances. 


Brian Wilson wants more repetitions to get back on track


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2014) Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson told reporters his arm feel strong and that he needs "more repetitions to get locked in," according to MLB.com on Friday.

Wilson, coming back from nerve inflammation in his right elbow, allowed four runs in one-third of an inning Thursday against Philadelphia. He owns a whopping 15.75 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP over his first four innings pitched.

"I need to get to the point where everything is in sync," Wilson said. "I know what I'm capable of doing when everything's in sync. I just need to get there."

Dodgers activate Brian Wilson, send Paco Rodriguez down


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson was activated from the disabled list Tuesda, after overcoming an elbow injury. His activation comes in time for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, and he will replace Paco Rodriguez, who was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room on the roster. 

Brian Wilson ready to come off DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson (elbow) said he's ready to come off the disabled list, per The Orange County Register. He is eligible to come off the disabled list Tuesday.

"Those were the five outings I needed," Wilson said of his rehab assignment.


Brian Wilson tosses 20 pitches in extended spring game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson (elbow) threw 20 pitches in an extended spring game appearance Saturday in Arizona. He is eligible to be activated as early as Tuesday, according to MLB.com.

Brian Wilson to pitch in extended spring Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson will pitch in an extended spring training game Saturday at the team's Ari. complex according to MLB.com, as he continues to recover from an elbow injury. He remains on track to return from the disabled list soon after he is eligible, assuming he avoids a setback. 


Brian Wilson could be back April 15


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson is going to work out with the team until he is eligible to come off the disabled list, and might not need much more time than the minimum to get back.

Wilson, who is recovering from nerve inflammation in his right elbow, toss a live batting practice session to two teammates Wednesday. He tossed about 20 pitches, and manager Don Mattingly told MLB.com he could see Wilson returning from the DL April 15, assuming he has no setbacks.


Brian Wilson pitches scoreless inning in rehab game Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Dodgers pitcher Brian Wilson pitched a scoreless inning in Monday's rehab outing with high Class A Rancho Cucamonga.

Wilson is on the disabled list with nerve irritation in his right elbow but is eligible to return April 15. He's trying to build up arm strength before he comes back.


Brian Wilson pitches one inning in rehab outing Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Dodgers pitcher Brian Wilson tossed a scoreless first inning while striking out one in a rehab game with high Class A Rancho Cucamonga Saturday.

Wilson is on the disabled list with nerve irritiation in his elbow. He figures to get a few more rehab appearances before rejoining the Dodgers in mid-April if all goes well.


Brian Wilson set to start rehab in Rancho Cucamonga


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) The Dodgers wasted little time getting reliever Brian Wilson rolling on a rehab assignment after placing him on the disabled list with an elbow ailment Wednesday. Wilson will start his rehab at Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday. If all goes well, he could be back on the mound for the Dodgers by mid-April.

Wilson suffered through a miserable 2014 debut, giving up three runs, including two earned, and a home run in blowing a game against San Diego.


Brian Wilson tried to pitch through elbow tweak


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson admitted Wednesday he felt something in his right elbow before taking the mound Sunday, but tried to pitch through it. The injury landed Wilson on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

"I probably should have said something before I went out there," Wilson told MLB.com.

Wilson said the issue was the same one that caused him to leave a spring training appearance in March. He was shut down for just five days that time, and manager Don Mattingly doesn't think Wilson will need much more than the minimum amount of time before coming back this time.

"I'm not sure how long it will be," said manager Don Mattingly, "but I don't expect anything crazy."

Wilson is eligible to return April 15, and will try to throw off a mount within the next few days before going on a minor-league rehab assignment.


Brian Wilson heads to disabled list with elbow issue


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) Dodgers pitcher Brian Wilson has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with nerve irritation in his elbow, MLB.com reports.

Wilson was absent from the team's pregame workout Tuesday, and the reason has now been revealed. He appeared to be dealing with an issue in early March when he was visited by manager Don Mattingly after the team's pitching coach saw something he didn't like during a spring-training appearance. No timetable has been provided as of yet for Wilson's return, but for now he'll rest the troublesome elbow.


Brian Wilson misses pregame workout


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) Dodgers pitcher Brian Wilson was absent from the team's pregame workout Tuesday and may be dealing with a health issue, MLB.com reports.

Wilson "didn't look right" Sunday, failing to record an out in his team's loss to the Padres. The healh concerns date back to March 10, when he was visited on the mound after throwing a pitch that threw up a red flag for pitching coach Rick Honeycutt. The team has yet to address his absence officially, and there's a chance it wasn't injury related at all.


Brian Wilson can't hold late vs. Padres


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson had a night to forget on Sunday, as he was pegged with the loss and blown save without even recording an out against the Padres.

Wilson pitched one scoreless inning in Australia before Sunday's meltdown. He relieved Hyun-Jin Ryu in the eighth inning and lost a 1-0 lead, serving up a solo home run to pinch-hitter Seth Smith. He then allowed a two-run single to Chris Denorfia, which proved to be a difference. 

Wilson surrendered three runs -- two earned -- on two hits and one walk after facing four batters in a 3-1 defeat.


Brian Wilson shows no sign of injury in bullpen session


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson was fine in a bullpen session Thursday after being skipped due to an apparent injury when he was supposed to pitch in the exhibition game on Wednesday.

"As far as I know, he's fine," bench coach Tim Wallach told MLB.com.

The first sign of a problem occurred on Monday, when Wilson threw a pitch that prompted a visit by Don Mattingly and a trainer. The physical problem has yet to be revealed.


Brian Wilson reaches agreement with Dodgers


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/5/2013) Free agent relief pitcher Brian Wilson and the Dodgers agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal Thursday, according to Yahoo! Sports. The deal includes a player option for a second year.

Wilson is expected to set up for closer Kenley Jansen, but his experience as a closer makes him capable of filling that role if needed.


Brian Wilson close with Dodgers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2013) Reliever Brian Wilson is close to a deal with the Dodgers, according to Yahoo!

Wilson pitched with the club last season. In 13 2/3 innings, he posted a 0.66 ERA. Wilson had also drawn interest from the Tigers and Yankees this offseason. 


Tigers negotiating with Brian Wilson


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/25/2013) The Detroit News reports that the Tigers have been in serious negotiations with free agent reliever Brian Wilson. The Tigers were previously reported as having a strong interest in the one-time Giants closer, as he has been one of their top targets to close for them next season.

Wilson met with his agent, Dan Lozano, and Tigers manager Brad Ausmus on Sunday in Los Angeles.

In returning from Tommy John surgery, Wilson joined the Dodgers last August and posted an 0.66 ERA over 18 appearances, pitching in a setup role.


Tigers could be targeting Brian Wilson


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2013) The Tigers could have free-agent pitcher Brian Wilson atop their closer list depending on how much Wilson is seeking, ESPN reports.

A player with 171 career saves, Wilson made his way back from injury this season after missing more than a year, going 2-1 with a 0.66 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 13:4 K:BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings with the Dodgers.


Brian Wilson won't shave beard for Yankees


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2013) Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters Wednesday that they will not sign reliever Brian Wilson. Wilson's agent told the team that he would not shave his beard to play for the Yankees, The Star-Ledger reports. 

According to Yahoo Sports, the Giants, Dodgers, Indians, Tigers, Rockies, Mariners and Red Sox have all expressed interest in WIlson. In his first season back from Tommy John surgery, Wilson appeared in 18 games with the Dodgers and posted an 0.66 ERA.


Tigers eyeing Brian Wilson


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/13/2013) FOXSports.com reports that the Tigers are pursuing free agent reliever Brian Wilson . They have also shown interest in free agent closer Joe Nathan, and the Tigers would probably not sign Wilson if they are able to bring Nathan aboard.

In his first season back from Tommy John surgery, Wilson appeared in 18 games with the Dodgers and posted an 0.66 ERA.


Rockies express interest in Brian Wilson


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2013) The Rockies have expressed interest in free agent pitcher Brian Wilson, the Denver Post reports. The team scouted him last summer before the pitcher ultimately signed with the Dodgers.

Wilson went 2-1 with a 0.66 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 13:4 K:BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings for the Dodgers during the regular season. He pitched six scoreless innings in the postseason, allowing four hits, walking two and striking out eight.


Several Dodgers become free agents


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2013) Dodgers third baseman Juan Uribe, starting pitcher Edinson Volquez, relief pitcher Brian Wilson, third baseman Michael Young, utility player Jerry Hairston, relief pitcher J.P. Howell, relief pitcher Carlos Marmol, starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco, infielder Nick Punto and utility player Skip Schumaker have filed for free agency.

They join second baseman Mark Ellis, who had his team option declined, and starting pitcher Chris Capuano, who had his mutual option declined.


Brian Wilson working on a postseason scoreless streak


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2013) Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson has not allowed a run in 16 2/3 postseason innings over his career.

That streak ranks as the fourth longest all time, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Wilson trails only John Rocker, Joe Niekro and Joe McGinnity. Rocker has the record, tossing 20 2/3 scoreless innings in the postseason. 

Wilson was able to toss a scoreless eighth inning Monday against the Cardinals. He allowed one hit and struck out two batters.