Brian Wilson Agrees with Dodgers

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached a one-year, $10 million agreement to bring back free-agent reliever Brian Wilson, sources told ESPN's Jim Bowden.

Wilson can also earn an additional $700,000 in performance incentives, and the deal includes a player option worth between $9 million to $10 million based on performance, according to the source.

Wilson, the former San Francisco Giants closer, went 2-1 with a 0.66 ERA in 18 games as a setup man to Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen this past season after coming back from his second Tommy John surgery.

Sources told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick earlier this week that Wilson has made it clear to the Dodgers that he'd be willing to return to the team as a setup man, with an opportunity to take over as closer if Jansen falters or gets hurt.

The Dodgers' bullpen went 30-24 last season with an aggregate 3.49 ERA, while ranking seventh in the league in strikeouts (451) and fourth in batting average against (.240).

The team had signed Wilson to a $1 million contract on July 30 after scouting several of his workouts. He was promoted to the majors on Aug. 19. ... -year-deal

Glad he's back, though $10 million is pretty steep.

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Jeff- I think that is way too steep as well. 10 million??? That's elite closer money. Of course he was one, but I'm not sure if he threw enough innings to show that he is deserving of all that $ after the surgery. Hopefully it pays off.

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Yeah Dave. I'm glad he's back, but considering he's returning as a setup man to Jansen, that's a lot of money. Funny that we gave Haren the same amount we gave Wilson, lol. I hope we can bring back Howell also, as Paco started to look worn out during the home stretch.

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