Wilson announced his retirement from baseball Tuesday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
The 33-year-old pitched in the majors for parts of seven season for the Red Sox, Tigers and Brewers. He'll retire with five career saves and a 3.44 ERA across 332 major-league innings.
The Tigers notified Wilson that he will be released Friday when MLB lifts its freeze on transactions, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Even with MLB allowing teams to head into the resumed season with a 30-man roster and 30-man taxi squad, the Tigers apparently didn't view Wilson -- who attended spring training as a non-roster invitee -- as part of their plans for 2020. Since Wilson has 303 games of big-league experience under his belt, it wouldn't be surprising if he surfaced with another organization in short order, but don't expect him to handle a high-leverage role in any team's bullpen this season.
Wilson is competing for one of the final spots in the Tigers' bullpen when the regular season is able to begin, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Wilson signed a minor-league deal in January, and after a rough 2019 campaign, it wouldn't have been too surprising to see him start the year at Triple-A Toledo. However, teams will likely get to use expanded rosters when the season is able to begin, so the Tigers could choose to keep the 33-year-old around. Wilson posted a 3.36 ERA and 1.05 WHIP when he last pitched for Detroit in 2018, so at least he's had some success within the organization.
Wilson signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Saturday as a non-roster invitee.
Wilson struggled in the majors last season with a 9.53 ERA and 2.12 WHIP over 11.1 innings with the Brewers, but he was more polished at the Triple-A level, recording a 2.86 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. While the right-hander could make an appearance in the majors at some point next season, he'd likely be limited to low-leverage roles out of the bullpen.
Wilson agreed to a contract with the Cubs on Monday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
Wilson will stick in the NL Central, joining Chicago after being let go by the Brewers over the weekend. The veteran right-hander struggled during his time in Milwaukee, allowing 12 runs in 11.1 innings while recording a 15.8 percent walk rate, though he compiled a 3.36 ERA in 61.2 innings for Detroit last season. The terms of the contract are not yet known.
Wilson was released by the Brewers on Saturday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Wilson made 13 appearances for the Brewers this season, allowing 12 runs in 11.1 innings while recording a 15.8 percent walk rate. The 32-year-old did post a 3.36 ERA in 61.2 innings for the Tigers last season, so it's possible he finds a big-league job by the end of the season.
Wilson was outrighted to Triple-A San Antonio on Wednesday.
Wilson passed through waivers unclaimed after recording a 9.53 ERA in 11.1 innings for the Brewers. He's now one step further from returning to the majors, as he's no longer on the 40-man roster.
Wilson was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Monday.
Wilson allowed four runs over his past two appearances (1.1 innings), prompting the Brewers to drop him from their 40-man roster in favor of righty Jay Jackson, whose contract was selected from Triple-A San Antonio. Through 13 appearances with Milwaukee, Wilson compiled a 9.53 ERA, 2.12 WHIP and 13:9 K:BB across 11.1 innings. He'll take a spin through waivers to determine his next landing spot.
Wilson (personal) was activated from the paternity list ahead of Friday's game against the Dodgers.
Wilson was away from the team for the birth of his child, but he'll be available to pitch in Friday night's matchup. He sports an 8.31 ERA and 1.96 WHIP with 12 strikeouts over 8.2 innings this season.
Wilson (personal) is expected to return from the paternity list Friday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Wilson will be available for Friday's game against the Dodgers after spending the past couple of days attending the birth of his fourth child. Through nine appearances this season, the right-hander owns an 8.31 ERA and 12:6 K:BB in 8.2 innings.
Wilson was placed on the paternity list Wednesday.
Jake Petricka, who was recalled from Low-A Wisconsin in a corresponding move, will temporarily take Wilson's spot in the big-league bullpen. Wilson will have up to three days to spend with his wife and newborn; assuming he takes the maximum amount of time off, the right-hander would rejoin the Brewers on Saturday.
Wilson entered Monday's loss to the Angels in the eighth inning with the Brewers trailing 5-2 and retired the only two batters he faced.
Wilson picked up a save not even a week ago, but he has pitched in mop-up duty twice since -- once with disastrous results, giving up six earned runs against the Cubs on Saturday. Wilson's ratios are bloated by that outing, but he has been effective otherwise, giving up just two hits and a walk in 4.2 innings over his other four outings. It remains to be seen if -- not when -- he will receive another save opportunity, but his chances of being used in that role will decrease significantly when Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder) comes off the injured list.
Wilson picked up his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's victory over the Reds.
Wilson issued a leadoff walk and later allowed a single with two outs, but he was able to navigate around both and come away with his first save since joining the Brewers. Josh Hader remains the primary closer for the club for the time being, but Wilson looks to be next in line -- at least until Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder) returns -- having pitched twice directly in front of Hader before working the ninth inning Wednesday with Hader unavailable. That gives Wilson some added fantasy value for now, but the bullpen roles will change in some fashion when Jeffress returns, and Hader and Jeffress figure to be manager Craig Counsell's preferred options at the back end.
Wilson (1-0) recorded the win in Monday's 4-3 victory over the Reds, giving up one hit and striking out two in 1.2 innings of relief.
The right-hander was the pitcher of record when Ryan Braun's double brought home the winning run in the top of the ninth inning. Wilson didn't join the Brewers until the final week of training camp, but he's been a valuable addition so far to a bullpen missing both Corey Knebel (elbow) and Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder), tossing three scoreless innings in his first two appearances of 2019 with a 4:0 K:BB.
Wilson agreed to a major-league deal with the Brewers on Friday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
Wilson opted out of his minor-league deal with the Indians on Wednesday after being informed he would not make the Opening Day roster. The 32-year-old enjoyed a solid spring and is coming off a season in which he posted a 3.36 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 43:15 K:BB over 61.2 innings with Detroit. Wilson will likely slot into a middle relief role as the Brewers need the additional bullpen depth with Corey Knebel (elbow) and Jeremy Jeffress (shoulder) set to miss the start of the season.
Wilson opted out of his minor-league contract with the Indians on Wednesday, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Cleveland informed Wilson he would not make the Opening Day roster earlier in the day and then decided he would be better served returning to free agency rather than heading to the minors. The 32-year-old had a 2.16 ERA and 0.84 WHIP across 8.1 innings this spring for the Indians and is now free to pursue opportunities elsewhere.
Wilson was informed Wednesday that he won't be on the Indians' Opening Day roster, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Wilson has posted a solid 2.16 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 7:2 K:BB through 8.1 innings this spring, but it wasn't enough for the non-roster invitee to secure a spot in Cleveland's bullpen to open the year. While the Indians are hoping Wilson will stick around on a minor-league deal, the veteran right-hander may want to opt out of his contract and search for major-league opportunities elsewhere.
Wilson signed a minor-league contract with the Indians on Friday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Wilson agreed to a minor-league deal, but he'll earn $1.25 million if he makes the big-league roster. He spent the 2018 campaign with the Tigers and compiled a 3.36 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with 43 punchouts over 61.2 innings as a reliever. Wilson could be in line for mid-to-high-leverage opportunities if he does break camp with Cleveland.
Wilson was non-tendered by the Tigers on Friday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Wilson will head to free agency after posting a 3.36 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with 43 strikeouts over 61.2 innings in 2018 with Detroit. He shouldn't have much trouble landing with another team after serving as a solid option out of the bullpen over the last few years.
Wilson left Saturday's game against the Blue Jays with tightness in his left calf, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Wilson threw 28 pitches over 1.1 scoreless innings prior to exiting with one out in the eighth inning. The good news at this point is that the 31-year-old avoided an aggravation of the torn plantar fascia that put him on the disabled list earlier this season. Wilson should be considered day-to-day, Beck reports.
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFA-Salem Red Sox||55.0||11||11||0||2||1||0||50||15||43||3.44||1.054|
|2010||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||78.0||16||16||0||4||5||0||56||34||95||6.69||1.654|
|2011||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||21.0||4||4||0||1||0||0||24||7||19||3.43||1.238|
|2011||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||112.0||21||21||0||9||4||0||99||37||103||3.05||1.250|
|2012||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||72.2||40||3||0||5||3||1||78||33||76||3.74||1.510|
|2013||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||17.0||14||0||0||3||1||0||16||5||17||3.71||1.294|
|2014||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||41.1||35||0||0||6||1||5||40||23||38||4.38||1.484|
|2015||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||5.1||4||0||0||1||0||3||5||1||4||0.00||0.980|
|2016||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||3.1||2||1||0||0||1||0||4||0||7||8.71||2.258|
|2016||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||1.2||2||0||0||0||0||0||3||1||2||7.50||2.500|