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Dodgers expected to call up Brian Wilson this weekend

Aug 15, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

Brian Wilson AP

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly avoided giving any sort of definitive answer regarding the team’s plans for Brian Wilson, but Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times writes that the former Giants closer will likely be called up at some point this weekend.

Wilson has appeared in four minor-league games since signing with the Dodgers, tossing 4.1 scoreless innings while holding opponents to a .071 batting average.

Wilson’s velocity reportedly hasn’t been at quite his pre-Tommy John surgery levels, but he’s said to be throwing in the low-90s. Initially when asked how long he expected to be in the minors Wilson guessed a half-dozen appearances, but it sounds like the Dodgers don’t want to wait that long.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 15, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    This is wonderful. Just the sight of him makes me want to quote Billy Budd: “God bless Captain Mattingly!”

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  2. nsauser - Aug 15, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    I can’t wait until Puig disrespects Wilson.

    • kevinbnyc - Aug 15, 2013 at 1:55 PM

      I can’t wait until Wilson inspires Puig to grow a big, fluffy beard.

    • beavertonsteve - Aug 15, 2013 at 6:31 PM

      I know winning glosses over lots of things, but every indication so far has been that Yasiel’s teammates enjoy playing with him.

  3. riverace19 - Aug 15, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    It’s going to be weird to see that beard in Dodger blue

  4. ramrene - Aug 15, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Reinforcements on the way!

    First Wilson to help the bullpen which already leads the majors in ERA around 1.72 and shortly thereafter another bat with Kemp… WOW!

    So goes down?

    1. Marmol (Thumb up)
    2. League (Thumb down)

    Rock on Dodgers!

    • gmagic9044 - Aug 15, 2013 at 12:21 PM

      While I can understand your enthusiasm…your facts appear wrong.

      Bullpen ERA Leaders:
      1) Braves: 2.38
      2) Royals: 2.74
      3) Pirates: 2.78

      13) Dodgers: 3.48

      Also, at this point, can you really hope for anything out of Kemp if/when he gets back? I think you have to expect your offense to stay roughly the same, and any benefit Kemp gets you is extra.

      • ryanrockzzz - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:34 PM

        No Matt Kepm is awful. Nothing should be expected out of such an awful player.

  5. pop562 - Aug 15, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Puig disrespect Wilson?

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