The Los Angeles Dodgers, in the midst of a historic run, intend to activate Brian Wilson, the San Francisco Giants’ former all-star closer, today.
Wilson, who signed a one-year, $1-million contract with the Dodgers last month, has not pitched in the majors since having Tonny John surgery in April 2012. He has appeared in four minor-league games, going 4.1 scoreless innings. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported that Wilson would be activated.
He will join a team that redefines the idea of a hot streak. Until their loss Sunday, the Dodgers had put together the best 50-game stretch since 1942, going 42-8.
“Everything’s good. Everything’s progressing,” he told the Los Angeles Times over the weekend. “It’s a step, absolutely. Any time I get on the mound it’s positive. There’s progression.”