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Brian Wilson lands on disabled list with elbow issue

Apr 1, 2014, 10:37 PM EST

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As first reported by Eric Stephen of SB Nation’s True Blue LA, the Dodgers are placing right-handed setup man Brian Wilson on the 15-day disabled list because of nerve irritation in his pitching elbow.

An MRI was taken and the results came up negative, but there is no timetable for Wilson’s return.

The 32-year-old had Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in April 2012 when he was a member of the Giants. He also underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery while in college at LSU.

Wilson blew an eighth-inning Los Angeles lead in Sunday’s “Opening Night” loss to the Padres, allowing three runs on two hits and a walk. He didn’t look right in that appearance, and now we know why. The Dodgers re-signed the bearded reliever this winter to a one-year, $10 million free agent contract with a $9 million player option for 2015.

  1. chill1184 - Apr 1, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Major League Baseball 2014: The Year of the Injured Pitcher

    • renaado - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:15 PM

      Year of the Tommy John..

  2. kingscourt25 - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Something something Australia

  3. sawxalicious - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    When I first saw the headline, for some reason, my brain was completing it with ” beard injury.”

  4. cohnjusack - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:28 PM

    Again I wonder…

    Why would anyone give $19 million to a relief pitcher who had thrown a combined 21.7 innings(postseason included) over the previous two seasons?

    • tfbuckfutter - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:45 PM

      The same reason they can take on two really awful contracts for really fragile players just to get Adrian Gonzalez…..

      Money doesn’t matter one bit to them.

    • henryd3rd - Apr 2, 2014 at 8:23 AM

      Because they’ve got money to burn!

  5. senioreditor2 - Apr 1, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    3 games 2 pitchers on the DL. Beginning to look a lot like last year. Maybe it’s time to expand rosters so team can carry 20+ pitchers because apparently EVERYONE is a paper lion.

  6. nolasoxfan2012 - Apr 2, 2014 at 12:13 AM

    The other night, watching Wilson pitch (badly), all I could think of was the phrase “all dressed up, no place to go.” He had the beard, all the tats, the shirt plucked out just right…He just couldn’t throw non-hanging sliders.

  7. larry1994 - Apr 2, 2014 at 1:40 AM

    Poor Brian! Poor Dodgers! Not! Next man up. Get out the scrip for Valium Donny Baseball, yer gonna need it.

  8. thetoolsofignorance - Apr 2, 2014 at 6:26 AM

    And that’s what happened to Brian Wilson. Get well soon Brian. Going to need you lad, so get that arm back

  9. sisqsage - Apr 2, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Two Tommy Johns and now this? Toast. How many pitchers make it back after all of that invasive surgery on their arms? Not many. His money pitches are cutters and sliders that put too much stress on the elbow. He’s likely done for good. His act wore thin. It’s all fun and games when you are healthy and an elite closer. But the phony/selfish side was too obvious when he got hurt. Going after CEO Larry Baer after a game last year was bush league.

    • yahmule - Apr 2, 2014 at 10:25 AM

      Apparently not the equivalent of bush league to kick a man when he’s down and his career is probably over, though.

      • bh192012 - Apr 2, 2014 at 12:56 PM

        It’s almost never bush league to kick millionaires. It’s like kicking uphill. Which is really just attempted walking uphill.

  10. El Pollo Loco - Apr 2, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Careers about over bearded one.And I like Wilson,goofball personality aside he was a pretty damn good closer

    • larrythecat5 - Apr 2, 2014 at 3:07 PM

      He was a Championship closer. He rose to the occasion and beat some incredibly good hitters, when their teams absolutely needed them the most. No one can ever take that away from Brian!

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