If he can come close to regaining his form with the Giants, Wilson will help the team that is currently the hottest in baseball. In 315 games with San Francisco from 2006-2012, Wilson held opposing hitters to a .238 batting average. He struck out 340 batters in 320 innings and recorded 171 saves.
Wilson’s high-water mark came in 2010 when he led the National League with 48 saves while compiling a 1.81 earned run average.
He was equally stunning in the post season.
In three NLDS games against the Braves, Wilson recorded two saves and did not allow an earned run in four innings of work.
During the league championship series, it was more of the same as he earned four saves and a win in his five appearances.
In the World Series, Wilson capped his magical run with three more scoreless outings, getting the final out in the deciding Game 5 at Texas. In ten post season games in 2010, Wilson did not allow an earned run.
From 2008-2011, the right-hander averaged more than 40 saves per season. The pitcher suffered an arm injury that required Tommy John injury in 2012 and last appeared in a Major League game on April 12 of the same season.
In four rehab games with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Triple-A Albuquerque, Wilson allowed one hit and struck out three in 4 ½ scoreless frames.
Wilson will wear jersey number 00 for the Dodgers.
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