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Dodgers re-sign P Brian Wilson with one-year, $10 million contract

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The beard is staying in California. At least for now.

According to MLB.com on Thursday, the Dodgers have re-signed pitcher Brian Wilson to the team, offering him a one-year, $10 million contract and crossing their "top offseason priority" off the list.

Yahoo's Tim Brown confirmed the news and added that the deal also includes a player option for 2015 worth at least $8.75 million and as much as $10 million, plus $700,000 in incentives. Wilson was considered to be among the top free agents as far as relief pitchers go this offseason and is reportedly expected to serve as a setup man for closer Kenley Jansen.

Wilson, 31, injured his elbow during a game in April 2012 while pitching for the Giants and missed the rest of the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery and pitching just twice. He signed with the Dodgers in July of this year and bounced back, going 2-1 with a 0.66 ERA in 18 appearances after his debut with the team in August.

Through eight MLB seasons, Wilson is 22-21 with a 3.10 ERA and 171 saves accrued through his tenure as a closer. He is a three-time All-Star and has racked up 353 strikeouts.

As a free agent last month, Wilson made headlines when he refused to shave his now infamous beard to conform to the Yankees' policy of no facial hair, much to the delight of both writers and fans eager to see him stay in L.A.

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