Dodgers announce Brian Wilson staying in LA

The Beard is staying in Los Angeles.

The Dodgers on Saturday announced they have signed free-agent

reliever Brian Wilson to a $10 million, one-year deal to stay with

the team. The deal includes an $8.5 million player option for


General manager Ned Colletti says that considering how well

Wilson pitched down the stretch and in the postseason the team is

glad to have him return.

Wilson, a right-hander and the 2010 major league saves leader

while with San Francisco, joined the NL West champion Dodgers last

season after a second Tommy John elbow ligament replacement

surgery. He missed almost the entire 2012 season when the Giants

won their second World Series in three years.

Wilson tossed scoreless relief in 17 of 18 regular season games,

going 2-1 with a 0.66 ERA. The 31-year-old reliever was 1-0 and

pitched six scoreless innings in six postseason appearances.