Originally posted on Fox Sports West
By MICHAEL MARTINEZ  |  Last updated 7/30/13
The Dodgers made a bold move to strengthen their bullpen Tuesday, signing former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson to a minor-league contract, according to several online reports. Wilson, who is more than a year removed from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, is expected to reported to the Dodgers' spring training complex in Arizona but will soon be assigned to the team's Class A farm team at Rancho Cucamonga, according to Yahoo! Sports, which first reported the signing. Wilson, 31, worked out in the Bay Area last week. Among those watching him was Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti, but the Giants had no interest because of their growing deficit in the National League West race. Wilson reportedly had three offers but picked the division-leading Dodgers. The bearded right-hander isnt likely to take over the closer's role, which is firmly in the hands of Kenley Jansen, but he may share the setup job with Ronald Belisario or be used in middle-innings situation. He had 171 career saves in seasons seasons, all with the Giants. Wilson last pitched in the majors on April 12, 2012.
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