Brian Wilson free agency: Dodgers might still be fit

Stephen Dunn

Wilson would be willing to return to Los Angeles to be a setup man, but only for closer money.

Brian Wilson is willing to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers and make his living in the seventh and eighth innings, but only if he is being paid like a closer, according to Dylan Hernandez.

Wilson missed virtually all of 2012, pitching in two games before going onto the shelf after having Tommy John surgery. Wilson then became a free agent and did not catch on with a team until the Dodgers signed him over the summer.

Wilson made 18 appearances for Los Angeles in 2013, posting a 0.66 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP, helping them to the NL West division crown. Wilson pitched in a setup role, not earning a single save in the process, but becoming an important piece for manager Don Mattingly to use down the stretch and into the postseason anyway.

At 31 years old, Wilson has many suitors. However, one of them is no longer the New York Yankees after Wilson informed them he would not shave his trademark beard, per CBS Sports. Given his performance and current health, losing one team shouldn't impede his offseason much, if at all.

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