Word came down early this morning that the Dodgers will officially activate Brian Wilson. For the first time, he will join the team in Miami as an official Dodger.
Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports provided an early notice on twitter.
Source: #Dodgers to activate Brian Wilson today.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 19, 2013
Going back down to Albuquerque will be Scott Van Slyke. With the MLB roster expanding to 40 players on September 1st, I suspect he''ll be back in a couple of weeks.
Per a @Dodgers tweet:
#Dodgers today reinstated reliever Brian Wilson from the 15-day disabled list and optioned Scott Van Slyke to @AbqTopes. #GotHeem
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 19, 2013
The Dodgers will be going with 13 pitchers on the roster, for the time being. This will hopefully alleviate any concern the club has about overusing the bullpen.
Pic above via Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers 2013.
Per a Dodgers Press Release:
The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated right-handed reliever Brian Wilson from the 15-day disabled list and optioned outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Wilson, who will wear jersey number 00, did not allow a run in four rehab appearances between Triple-A Albuquerque (3) and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga (1), striking out three, while allowing only one hit in 4.1 scoreless frames. The 31-year-old was signed by the Dodgers on July 30 and was placed on the 15-day disabled list as he continued his recovery from 2012 Tommy John surgery.
In 315 career games with the Giants from 2006-12, Wilson was 20-20 with 171 saves. The New Hampshire native has limited opposing hitters to a .238 batting average during the course of his career with 340 strikeouts in 320.0 innings. He last appeared in a Major League game on April 12, 2012.
Van Slyke, who appeared in his fourth stint with the club this season, is batting .252 (26-for-103) with six home runs, seven doubles and 16 RBI in 38 games for Los Angeles.
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