Former Giants closer Brian Wilson signing with Dodgers

2:16 PM, Jul 30, 2013   |    comments
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Bob Nightengale
USA Today Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached an agreement to sign reliever Brian Wilson, according to a person directly involved in the negotiations but unauthorized to make the official announcement.

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Wilson, who has not pitched since having Tommy John elbow surgery in April 2012, will be sent on a minor league rehab assignment before joining the Dodgers.

Wilson was the closer on the San Francisco Giants' 2010 World Series championship team and saved 171 games for them over seven seasons.

But he was admittedly miffed when the club did not offer him a contract after his second Tommy John surgery ended his 2012 season, and now, he will pitch for their archrivals to the south.

Wilson is a three-time All-Star who led the National League with 48 saves in 2010.

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