LA Dodgers sign free agent Brian Wilson

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have completed the signing of free agent Brian Wilson on a one-year contract.

The former all-star closer has been recovering from an elbow injury, and he initially decided not to sign for anyone before the start of this season, following his release from the San Francisco Giants at the end of 2012.

But now that he is moving towards full fitness, he will join up with Californian rivals the Dodgers for the remainder of this season.

It is believed that he will initially play some Minor League matches as he continues rehabilitation from surgery on his elbow.

Ned Colletti is understandably delighted with his latest acquisition, and the Dodgers general manager talked about what he hoped Wilson could add to his roster when at full capability.

"We all know what he's capable of. Through his career and from '08-'11, maybe more saves than (Mariano) Rivera, who's a Hall of Famer times 10. If he gets back closer to that, it'll be tremendous," explained Colletti.

"We know he's a competitor and the success he's had. It's a matter of health and being sharp." 

The Dodgers currently top the Western conference of the National League, and Wilson will be incorporated into this rotation once he is fully fit and ready to challenge.


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