Dodgers Activate Closer Brian Wilson
- Updated: August 19, 2013
“Everything’s good. Everything’s progressing,” Wilson told the LA Times. “It’s a step, absolutely. Any time I get on the mound it’s positive. There’s progression.”
Wilson has been rehabbing from the “Viagra for pitchers” known as Tommy Johnson surgery for the past 16 months. This is the second TJ surgery he has had in his career, the first was 2003 when he was in college.
The 31-year old reliever was sharp in his four rehab assignments, allowing only one base runner in 4 1/3 innings. If he can regain the form he had when he dominated as the Giants closer, the Dodgers will be hard to beat come October.
“I went in to it with no expectations because it’s an unknown surgery the second time,” Wilson said. “Basically I said when I wake up one day and I feel ready, I’ll make some phone calls. And that’s what happened.”
In his seven-year major league career, Wilson compiled a 3.21 ERA, with in 320 innings with 171 saves and 340 strikeouts.