Report: Dodgers close to activating Brian Wilson

Report: Dodgers close to activating Brian Wilson
August 14, 2013, 10:15 pm
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Brian Wilson has allowed one baserunner in four minor league outings with the Dodgers. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The Dodgers have a seven-game lead in the N.L. West, but they could be in line for an intriguing reinforcement. Former Giants closer Brian Wilson could be activated this weekend, according to a Los Angeles Time report.

"When we bring him up, we’ll let you know," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "I didn’t say he wasn’t ready. ... All the reports are good. There’s really nothing negative about Brian at this point."

Wilson, 31, signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers in July. In four minor league games (one at Single-A and three at Triple-A), Wilson completed 4 1/3 innings and allowed just one baserunner. He struck out three of the 14 batters he faced.

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Wilson, who is recovering from his second career Tommy John surgery, hasn't pitched in the majors since April 12, 2012. In seven MLB seasons with the Giants, Wilson owns a 20-20 record, a 3.21 ERA and 171 saves -- third most in franchise history. The three-time All-Star also has two World Series rings.