Dodgers Rumors: Dodgers In The Running For Reliever Brian Wilson

The Brian Wilson sweepstakes seem to be heading towards a conclusion shortly and the Dodgers are one of the teams vying for his services.

Earlier today, it was reported that Wilson had offers from four NL teams and one AL team as the Diamondbacks and Pirates emerged as favorites for his services.

While the Diamondbacks have dropped out of the running, the Pirates still maintain a heavy interest in the former closer since closer Jason Grilli is on the DL.

According to Scott Miller of CBSSports.com, Wilson has an affinity for LA and the Dodgers are interested:

Wilson wants to land with a contender and is described as having an affinity for Los Angeles. Being that the Angels now are in sell mode, having dealt Scott Downs to the Braves on Monday, that leaves the Dodgers.

Wilson threw for scouts last week at UCLA and was impressive as the 31-year-old reliever is looking to make a comeback after multiple Tommy John surgeries.

The Dodgers already traded for reliever Carlos Marmol and the thought of Wilson, Marmol and Brandon League in the same bullpen is comedic gold.

When he was with the Giants, Wilson was one of better closers in the game as he had 163 saves in four seasons and led them to two World Series victories.

It sounds like Wilson is close to a decision as the Dodgers have made it clear they’re interested in adding yet another arm to their improving bullpen.


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Ross Gasmer

Ross Gasmer is a Social Media Producer for @TheHerd and was a contributing writer and editor for Dodger Nation. Follow him on Twitter @Ross_Gasmer12


  1. Remove that fake beard? You don’t deserve Wilson in LA. My hope is the Giants have sense enough to re-sign him.

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