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Brian Wilson to begin pitching in minors for Dodgers on Wednesday

Aug 5, 2013, 9:12 PM EDT

World Series Tigers Giants Baseball AP

After agreeing to a reported one-year, $1 million contract with the Dodgers last week, former Giants closer Brian Wilson is ready to get tuned up for a return to the majors.

According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Wilson will pitch with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday. It’s technically the start of a minor league rehab assignment for the bearded reliever, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last April.

If all goes well, Wilson will spend around two weeks in the minors before joining the Dodgers’ bullpen. He’ll likely be used in a set-up role in front of closer Kenley Jansen once he’s ready to go. In case you were curious, the Dodgers are slated to make one final trip to San Francisco this year, from September 24-26.

  1. pgilbert15303 - Aug 5, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    Sorry Brian, I love ya man, but now that you bleed Dodger blue you’ll just be Bluto to me. Oh what the hell, one last time. FEAR THE BEARD!

  2. dannymac17 - Aug 5, 2013 at 10:56 PM

    I bet Brian said to himself, what a great idea signing with the Dodgers

  3. beaverdam21 - Aug 5, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    A couple years ago I drove from DC to Atlanta to watch Gigantes. Game went into the 9th. Couple seats down some guy had a life size cut out of Wilson which he started waving around when he was about to come in. Camera crew got a shot of a little old lady about 92 banging her purse on it and put it up on the jumbo screen and the crowd went wild… Good stuff…Why did it have to be the Dodgers???…(He blew the save.)

  4. notsofast10 - Aug 6, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    I am going to pull out my old Game Over Shirt with the likeness of Eric Gagne with a furry beard on the shirt. That beard will be died black and make an appearance at the stadium soon.

    • spo2355 - Aug 7, 2013 at 10:46 PM

      Lmfao love this idea!!! i might have to do the same!!!

  5. 1historian - Aug 6, 2013 at 5:20 AM

    When is he going back to the Beach Boys?

  6. uptown213 - Aug 6, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    F@@K the giants! Now your on real team Wilson. Can’t wait to beat the shit out of the gay bay!

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