As we all suspected, Brian Wilson is at the Dodgers’ hotel in Philly

This means he will be activated from the 15-day disabled list before tomorrow’s game. I’m going to predict once again that the corresponding move probably won’t be made until the last possible moment, but I have to believe they’re going to option Dee Gordon back to Triple-A and carry an extra reliever, at least for the next few days. Expect to see Gordon back when rosters expand in September, if not before.

Wilson, 31, last pitched in the majors on April 12, 2012. A week later, he underwent Tommy John surgery for the second time (the first time came during his collegiate career at Louisiana State University). The three-time All-Star had spent his entire major league career with the San Francisco Giants before being released last winter and signing a one-year, $1 million contract with the Dodgers on July 30, which will be paid on a prorated basis for the remainder of the season. The Dodgers placed him on the 15-day disabled list while he completed the final stages of his recovery. He made four minor league rehab appearances for the Dodgers, one at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and three at Triple-A Albuquerque, and gave up no runs on one hit over 4 1/3 innings.


  1. This begs the question: Is Dee Gordon in Philly?

  2. Tony, why all the ” black ops” coverage of The Beard joining the Dodgers tonight,?? Strange. Why,?

  3. I, for one, am excited. If he’s back to what he was, we’re even stronger, and the word has always been he’s a great clubhouse guy. And I agree that the logical send-down is Dee, not that we always see the logical move.

    • He better not be wearing any Giants gear under his uniform for good luck or something. What would really suck is when we play the Giants, he tanks it to show his allegiance…lol…..will see! Go blue!

      • >> He better not be wearing any Giants gear under his uniform for good luck or something.

        Or one of those rings!!!

        Who on the Dodgers has rings? Punto, Schumaker, McGwire, and Uribe. Anyone else?

        Is Uribe the only one with rings from more than one team?

      • And yet Mattingly has ZERO…funny how that works.

  4. Although I loathed Brian Wilson during his days in SF I find I’m strangely excited to see him come aboard the Dodger juggernaut. Possibly because I know if he does well Giants fans will go absolutely apoplectic.

    I agree with Dee being the one to be demoted. And if they decide to send a pitcher down at a later date I’d rather have Scott Van Slyke back.

  5. Has he been added to the active roster?

  6. I heard on the radio last night that Wilson won’t be activated for a few days (perhaps not until they go to Miami) but will instead pitch a few simulated games. Is there any truth to that?