The Los Angeles Dodgers are the frontrunners to sign free agent reliever Brian Wilson. It was reported on Monday by CBS Sports’ Scott Miller that the Pirates and Giants were “serious suitors” for Wilson, but according Bob Nightengale of USATODAY, he is hearing that the Dodgers have moved ahead of the pack.
The #Dodgers have now moved ahead and are the frontrunner to sign Brian Wilson
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 30, 2013
Wilson, 31, underwent Tommy John ligament transfer surgery in April, 2012. He last threw a major-league pitch on April 12, 2012. He has impressed teams in recent bullpen sessions and feels game-ready. He could be an impact reliever down the stretch.
Wilson wants to land with a contender and is described as having an affinity for Los Angeles. With the Angels out of contention, the Dodgers seem like a top choice to land the right-hander.