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Top Justin Wilson News

  • Dodgers' Justin Wilson: Signs as non-roster invitee

    Wilson (lat) agreed to a minor-league contract with the Dodgers on Friday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.

    Wilson was expected to return from Tommy John surgery in the middle of last season but suffered a lat injury just before making his 2023 debut, and he missed the entire campaign. The Brewers wound up declining his $2.5 million club option for 2024. The left-hander last saw significant MLB action with the Reds and Yankees in 2021 with a 5.29 ERA in 42 appearances, and he'll likely fill a lower-leverage role if he earns a spot in the Dodgers' bullpen.

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  • Justin Wilson: Option for 2024 declined

    The Brewers declined Wilson's (lat) $2.5 million club option for 2024 on Thursday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

    Wilson gets a $150,000 buyout as he heads into free agency. The 36-year-old left-hander missed the first half of the 2023 campaign while recovering from Tommy John surgery and then suffered a season-ending lat strain just as he was preparing to return in late July.

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  • Brewers' Justin Wilson: Moved to 60-day IL

    The Brewers transferred Wilson (lat) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Monday.

    Wilson opened the season on the IL while recovering from Tommy John surgery and was reinstated July 28, only to return to the IL one day later when he was diagnosed with a left lat strain. Manager Craig Counsell confirmed that Wilson's latest injury will keep him out for the season, so the veteran reliever's move to the 60-day IL was merely a formality. Wilson didn't make any appearances with the Brewers during his day-long stay on the active roster and only made five appearances for the Reds in 2022 before getting his elbow surgically repaired. The Brewers hold an affordable $2.5 million team option for Wilson in 2024, but his poor health record the past two years could be enough to dissuade Milwaukee from retaining the soon-to-be 36-year-old southpaw.

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  • Brewers' Justin Wilson: Won't return this season

    Manager Craig Counsell said Friday that Wilson (lat) will miss the rest of the 2023 season, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    Wilson suffered the lat strain while warming up for his season debut July 29 after recovering from Tommy John surgery, and he won't end up taking the big-league mound this season. The veteran left-hander made just five appearances last year before requiring the elbow procedure, and 2023 is now a lost season. He has a $2.5 million club option for 2024, but the Brewers aren't likely to exercise that option given the circumstances.

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  • Brewers' Justin Wilson: Back on injured list

    Wilson was placed on the 15-day injured list Saturday with a left lat strain.

    Wilson was reinstated from the 60-day IL on Friday after working his way back from Tommy John surgery, but he suffered another injury in the Brewers' bullpen just moments before he was about to make his season debut. The 35-year-old lefty will be eligible to return beginning Aug. 13, and Trevor Megill will come up from Triple-A to take his spot in the bullpen.

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  • Brewers' Justin Wilson: Returns from IL

    The Brewers reinstated Wilson (elbow) from the 60-day injured list Friday.

    Wilson has been out of action since undergoing Tommy John surgery in June 2022, but he's now ready to make his debut in the Brewers' bullpen. Wilson made seven rehab appearances in Triple-A, surrendering just one run across 6.1 innings while striking out six batters and walking one. Milwaukee already has a solid setup corps in front of closer Devin Williams, so Wilson's role could be limited to middle relief. Bennett Sousa (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day injured list in a corresponding move.

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  • Brewers' Justin Wilson: Not activated just yet

    Wilson (elbow) rejoined the Brewers on Monday but not been activated from the 60-day injured list yet, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

    Wilson cleared his final rehab hurdle in making back-to-back appearances with Triple-A Nashville on Saturday and Sunday. He will rest for a day or two before rejoining Milwaukee's bullpen. Wilson is coming back from last June's Tommy John surgery.

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  • Brewers' Justin Wilson: Rehab moves to Triple-A

    Wilson (elbow) had his rehab assignment transferred Thursday to Triple-A Nashville, Curt Hogg of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    Wilson is now just one step away from returning to the Brewers' bullpen after a three-appearance stint in the Arizona Complex League, during which he struck out six of the 11 batters he faced. The veteran southpaw is more than 13 months removed from Tommy John surgery and could be deemed ready for major-league action shortly after the All-Star break.

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  • Brewers' Justin Wilson: Beginning rehab assignment

    Wilson (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League on Tuesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

    Wilson has been on the shelf all season while recovering from a Tommy John procedure he underwent in June 2022. Wilson figures to spend a good amount of time on assignment to ensure there are no lingering issues with his left elbow, so he could still be roughly a month away from making his debut in the Brewers' bullpen.

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  • Brewers' Justin Wilson: Shifts to 60-day injured list

    Wilson (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday.

    The move has no impact on Wilson's return timeline, as he isn't expected to be back from Tommy John surgery until the second half of the season. The transaction clears space on Milwaukee's 40-man roster for the team to select Joey Wiemer's contract.

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  • Brewers' Justin Wilson: Placed on IL

    The Brewers placed Wilson (elbow) on the 15-day injured list Wednesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

    Wilson required Tommy John surgery last June and won't be an option for the Milwaukee bullpen until the second half of the 2023 regular season. He signed with Milwaukee in February on a one-year, $1 million contract with a $2.5 million club option for 2024.

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  • Brewers' Justin Wilson: Progressing nicely in rehab

    Wilson (elbow) began a flat-ground throwing program and has been "progressing nicely," Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

    Wilson signed with the Brewers in February while in the process of recovering from the Tommy John procedure he underwent in June. The team still expects the veteran reliever to return in July, at which point he will likely give the Brewers some bullpen depth and see most of his appearances during low-leverage scenarios.

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  • Brewers' Justin Wilson: Lands with Milwaukee

    Wilson (elbow) signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Brewers on Saturday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. The contract includes a $2.5 million club option for 2024.

    Brewers general manager Matt Arnold said that Wilson likely won't pitch until July while he recovers from the Tommy John surgery he underwent last June. Wilson threw only 3.2 innings at the MLB level last season prior to suffering the elbow injury and hasn't thrown more than 40 in a season since 2018, but he's been effective enough when available, posting a 3.74 ERA over the last four years.

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  • Reds' Justin Wilson: Undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Wilson underwent Tommy John surgery Friday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Wilson had been sidelined with an elbow injury since late April, and he moved to the 60-day injured list in late May. Following Friday's procedure, the southpaw will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2022 season and most or all of the 2023 campaign. It's a discouraging development for the 34-year-old, who had been effective over a limited sample in 2022, allowing just one run on three hits and no walks while striking out seven in 3.2 relief innings.

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  • Reds' Justin Wilson: Shifts to 60-day IL

    Wilson (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Friday.

    Wilson landed on the injured list in late April due to an elbow injury, and he'll be ineligible to return to action until at least late June after being moved to the 60-day IL. However, a recovery timetable for the left-hander hasn't yet been revealed.

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  • Reds' Justin Wilson: Placed on 10-day IL

    Wilson was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, retroactive to April 24.

    Wilson pitched just once in the last week, and he's apparently dealing with an elbow issue that will force him to miss at least a week and a half. The severity of his injury isn't yet known, but the Reds selected the contract of Phillip Diehl to provide another left-handed arm in the bullpen.

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  • Reds' Justin Wilson: Potential closer candidate

    Wilson is part of a large group of pitchers who could close games for the Reds this season according to manager David Bell, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Lucas Sims looked like the top candidate but will open the season on the injured list due to elbow troubles. Wilson has 18 career saves, but the 34-year-old doesn't look like the same guy he was at his peak. He stumbled to a career-high 5.29 ERA and a career-low 19.5 percent strikeout rate in 34 innings last season.

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  • Reds' Justin Wilson: Opts in for 2022

    Wilson has exercised his player option and will remain with the Reds for next season.

    Wilson will be owed $2.3 million next year. The lefty struggled to a 7.50 ERA in 18 innings for the Yankees to start the year but posted a 2.81 ERA in 16 frames after midseason trade to the Reds.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Anaheim, CA
Age: 36
School: Fresno State
Experience: 11
Bats/Throws: L, L