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Dodgers activate former Giants star closer Brian Wilson

Aug. 19, 2013 at 7:23 PM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Former San Francisco all-star closer Brian Wilson has returned to the majors as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the LA team announced Monday.

Wilson, a three-time all-star and hero of the Giants' 2010 World Series victory over the Texas Rangers, was reinstated to the Dodgers' roster following 16 months on the injured list.

The 31-year-old underwent elbow reconstructive surgery in April 2012, and this week pronounced himself ready to join the team after pitching 4 1/3 shutout innings over four appearances at Class AAA Albuquerque and Class A Rancho Cucamonga.

The colorful right-hander saved 171 games during 315 career appearances -- all with the Giants, the Dodgers' National League West rival.

The Dodgers, leading the division by 7 1/2 games, beefed up their bullpen for an expected stretch drive into the playoffs.

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