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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Brian Wilson, Dodgers reportedly close on one-year deal

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Brian Wilson and the Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly are close on agreeing to a one-year deal that would keep the bearded relief pitcher in LA.

Wilson was said to be a strong possibility for the Detroit Tigers, but they signed Joe Nathan instead. Now Tim Brown at Yahoo! Sports said Tuesday that Wilson and the Dodgers appear to be close on a contract.

Wilson would likely remain as a setup man for Kenley Jansen if he comes back to the Dodgers. Though he had a great partial season for the Dodgers, the market didn’t set up too favorably for him. If he agrees to a one-year deal with LA, he could probably hit the market again next offseason and hope for a big free agent contract to be a closer.

Wilson went 2-1 with a 0.66 ERA and eight hits allowed in 13.2 regular-season innings. He pitched six scoreless innings in the playoffs.

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