LOS ANGELES — The Beard is back in baseball.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed free-agent reliever Brian Wilson to a one-year contract that guarantees $1 million for the rest of this season. He will join the team after pitching in the minors on a rehab assignment.
"One thing we talked about was that quality power on the back end," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "It's one of the areas we felt could still help us."
Wilson hasn't pitched in the majors since April 12, 2012, the same month he underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
He threw in front of scouts last week, and Mattingly said the Dodgers' representatives were happy with Wilson's location and velocity.