LOS ANGELES (CBS SF) – The Los Angeles Dodgers have designated former Giants closer Brian Wilson for assignment, meaning the man behind the “fear the beard” mantra is likely done with the team.

CBS Sports reports that the Dodgers will almost certainly have to pay the $9.5 million option that Wilson exercised for this year, unless some other team comes in with a trade proposal that includes paying a large chunk of the deal.

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Wilson spent two seasons in LA, working mostly in middle relief. He compiled a 4-5 record with a 3.77 ERA in Dodger blue.

Prior to 2013 Wilson had spent his whole career with the Giants, where he made three All-Star Game appearances and closed out the 2010 World Series on the mound, the first ever won by the Giants Franchise in San Francisco.

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It’s unclear how much interest Wilson will get on the open market if he is ultimately outright released.


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