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Brian Wilson signs $10 million deal to stay with Dodgers

Brian Wilson will be wearing Dodger Blue for at least another season.

The free-agent reliever agreed to terms on a $10 million, one-year contract to stay with the Los Angeles Dodgers, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said Thursday. The deal is pending a physical, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not made an announcement regarding the quirky, bearded three-time All-Star. Wilson’s new contract includes an $8.5 million player option for the 2015 season.

Wilson, a right-hander and the 2010 majors saves leader while with the Giants, joined the NL West champion Dodgers last season after a second Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery. He missed almost the entire 2012 season when the Giants won their second World Series in three years.

Getting a fresh start with his former team’s archrival, he went 2-1 with a 0.66 ERA in 18 outings over 13²⁄³ innings this year for Los Angeles.

He became a reliable option out of the bullpen for manager Don Mattingly once the right-hander returned from the lengthy elbow rehab.

Wilson chose to join the Dodgers when the Giants declined to bring him back in December 2012.

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