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May 26, 1989 | STEVE HOCHMAN
The Beach Boys are riding their biggest wave in two decades. They're coming off their first No. 1 single in 22 years ("Kokomo"), "genius" Brian Wilson is back in the fold, they've re-turned to Capitol Records and are on the road with Chicago for a hot-ticket summer tour. You'd think these purveyors of good vibrations and endless summer fun, fun, fun would be coasting along quite comfortably. But the mood at a Culver City sound stage during the band's final rehearsal for the Chicago tour was anything but light.
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April 25, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
KEY MOMENT: Jamey Wright gave up an 11th-inning double to Rockies pinch-hitter Brandon Barnes, after which Wright was replaced by left-hander J.P. Howell. Facing the left-handed-hitting Charlie Blackmon, Howell gave up a run-scoring single that broke a 2-2 stalemate. The run was the first of three in the inning for the Rockies. Adrian Gonzalez closed the gap to 5-4 with a two-run home run in the bottom half of the inning. ON THE MOUND: Josh Beckett pitched what was by far his best game of the season, limiting the Rockies to two runs and four hits over eight innings.
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December 3, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
The Dodgers are moving toward a new deal with Brian Wilson but still don't have an agreement with the bearded right-hander, according to people familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity. Wilson wants to be the team's closer but would make an exception to pitch again in Los Angeles, where he has an off-season home. If Wilson returns, he would be a setup man for closer Kenley Jansen - a role with which other top-tier free-agent relievers are said to be uncomfortable.
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April 24, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
KEY MOMENT: Brian Wilson failed to complete a ninth inning in which he gave up three hits and allowed the Phillies to break a 3-3 stalemate. Wilson gave up a two-run double to Carlos Ruiz. His night ended when he hit Ryan Howard to load the bases. Wilson was replaced by Jamey Wright, who promptly gave up a two-run single to Marlon Byrd that increased the Phillies' lead to 7-3. ON THE MOUND : Dan Haren made another solid start and could have won his fourth game if not for a fifth-inning error by first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.
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April 15, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Turns out the Dodgers didn't send down Chris Withrow or have some other reliever go on the disabled list with a sudden injury to activate Brian Wilson. Instead, they decided to make do with one left-handed reliever. Prior to Tuesday's game against the Giants, the Dodgers activated Wilson and optioned Paco Rodriguez to triple-A Albuquerque. J.P. Howell needs to be ready to make plenty of appearances. He is now their lone left-hander in the bullpen. Rodriguez spent all last season with the Dodgers, after appearing in only 21 minor league games before being called up in 2012.
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April 1, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
If you thought Brian Wilson did not look right Sunday night, turns out he wasn't. After Wilson was unable to get any of his five batters out, the Dodgers said Tuesday they will place their set-up man on the disabled list with what they called nerve irritation in his right elbow. The Dodgers said an MRI exam showed no ligament damage, which is good news for a pitcher who's had two Tommy John surgeries to the elbow. Still, it's more early injury trouble for the Dodgers, who already have stars Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp on the disabled list.
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August 19, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
And you thought the Dodgers' season was already crazy. Things became even a bit wackier Monday when the Dodgers activated eccentric reliever Brian Wilson and added him to their 25-man roster. The Dodgers elected to at least temporarily go with 13 pitchers, sending human yo-yo Scott Van Slyke back to triple-A Albuquerque. Expect Van Slyke to return to the Dodgers for a fifth time when rosters can be expanded Sept. 1. The addition of Wilson, a right-hander, gives the Dodgers three former closers to support Kenley Jansen - Brandon League and Carlos Marmol are the others.
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December 2, 2012 | By Dylan Hernandez
Brian Wilson might want to pitch for the Dodgers, but it appears the interest isn't mutual. The colorful and magnificently bearded closer wasn't tendered a contract for next season by the San Francisco Giants, making him a free agent. Wilson lives in Los Angeles in the off-season, and the Dodgers are among the teams with which he would like to sign, according to multiple reports. Though the Dodgers won't publicly comment on free agents, people familiar with team officials' thinking say they aren't looking to sign Wilson.
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September 27, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Your browser does not support iframes. Brian Wilson said he got his World Series ring late Thursday, after one of the weirdest confrontations in baseball history. After the Dodgers concluded their series in San Francisco on Thursday, as his teammates retreated to the visiting clubhouse, Wilson walked across the field to a box adjacent to the Giants' dugout. Wilson, still in his Dodgers uniform, asked Giants President Larry Baer why he had yet to receive his 2012 championship ring.
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April 14, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Brian Wilson's season could be over after an MRI exam on the San Francisco Giants closer's right elbow revealed structural damage and an issue with the ligament. Wilson likely will need surgery, but the Giants will seek at least one other opinion before shutting down the pitcher who led the majors with 48 saves in 2010. "There's definitely some issues there," Giants Manager Bruce Bochy said. "Initially I was just being optimistic he would be fine, but after the test done yesterday it doesn't look very good right now. … Likely he's looking at surgery.
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April 24, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Brian Wilson's not right and it's time to worry, baby. Everything seems a struggle for Wilson right now, and it was never more evident than Thursday night when he was charged with four runs in the ninth inning that led the Phillies to a 7-3 victory over the Dodgers before a sellout crowd of 51,699 at Dodger Stadium. Wilson hasn't looked like the Wilson who arrived late last season -- and was just short of a sensation, going 2-1 with a 0.66 earned-run average and 0.87 WHIP. He spent a 15-day stint on the disabled list with what the Dodgers called nerve irritation, but was really more for him to build up arm strength.
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April 20, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers had a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning, with a man on third base and first base open. The Diamondbacks intentionally walked the left-handed Adrian Gonzalez, so right-hander Josh Collmenter could face the right-handed Yasiel Puig. "I think you have to," Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said, "with the way Adrian's been swinging, and with what he did to them last week in Arizona. " Puig hit a three-run home run, estimated at 422 feet. AT THE PLATE: Gonzalez doubled, extending his hitting streak to 15 games.
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April 15, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
That hurts. Not sure what, but something. Something bothersome enough to land a reliever on the disabled list. Chris Withrow has been one the Dodgers' best and most valuable relievers this season. In his first six appearances (seven innings) he's allowed one hit, two walks, zero runs and struck out 12. Those are the kind of numbers that get you celebrated, not demoted. Managers dream of having someone like that in their bullpen. The trouble is, Withrow is one of only three relievers in the bullpen with options left.
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April 15, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Turns out the Dodgers didn't send down Chris Withrow or have some other reliever go on the disabled list with a sudden injury to activate Brian Wilson. Instead, they decided to make do with one left-handed reliever. Prior to Tuesday's game against the Giants, the Dodgers activated Wilson and optioned Paco Rodriguez to triple-A Albuquerque. J.P. Howell needs to be ready to make plenty of appearances. He is now their lone left-hander in the bullpen. Rodriguez spent all last season with the Dodgers, after appearing in only 21 minor league games before being called up in 2012.
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April 7, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
While the Dodgers were preparing to open a two-game series against the Detroit Tigers, Brian Wilson was at a minor league game. Wilson is fine with that. The Dodgers' bearded $10-million setup man is looking ahead. “I was signed for multiple reasons. For clubhouse, leadership, certain advice to certain pitchers, but most of all I was signed so I could play in October,” he said. “That's what this team was built for. That's the whole reason they signed me last year. It's the exact reason why they signed me this year.
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April 2, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN DIEGO -- Complaints about the season-opening series in Australia resurfaced before the Dodgers' 5-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday at Petco Park, this time centered around how the overseas trip might have resulted in injuries to Clayton Kershaw and Brian Wilson. Kershaw, who strained a back muscle pitching in Australia, will be sidelined, at least, for the remainder of the month. Wilson joined him on the 15-day disabled list with an irritated nerve in his elbow.
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July 30, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Perhaps you recall, I love Brian Wilson. Alas, the one whose music helped form the backdrop to my youth, not the quirky one who used to close for the San Francisco Giants. Only now in a move so fantastical it somehow fits, Wilson has signed a contract with the Dodgers . And come on, it is bizarre. However logical, it will take a certain amount of getting used to. The Beard belongs in black and orange, irritating and prodding and generally being annoying. Not pitching for the Dodgers.
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October 9, 2012 | By Brian Wilson
The Beach Boys recent 50th anniversary tour reunited original members Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks and longtime member Bruce Johnston for the first time in almost two decades. Near the end of the tour in London, and the day before the band was saluted with a new 50th anniversary exhibition at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, Love announced that he and Johnston would continue touring under the Beach Boys' name in his pre-anniversary edition of the band, minus Wilson, Jardine and Marks.
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April 2, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN DIEGO -- Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt isn't certain the Dodgers' trip to Australia is to blame for Clayton Kershaw's injury, but he wouldn't rule it out. In Honeycutt's view, the trip itself wasn't the problem. Rather, it was how the Dodgers' training camp was shortened. “I would love for a starter to have a minimum of five starts in spring-training games,” Honeycutt said. Kershaw made four starts in exhibition games. Kershaw first felt discomfort in his back muscle in his opening-day start in Australia.
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April 1, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
If you thought Brian Wilson did not look right Sunday night, turns out he wasn't. After Wilson was unable to get any of his five batters out, the Dodgers said Tuesday they will place their set-up man on the disabled list with what they called nerve irritation in his right elbow. The Dodgers said an MRI exam showed no ligament damage, which is good news for a pitcher who's had two Tommy John surgeries to the elbow. Still, it's more early injury trouble for the Dodgers, who already have stars Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp on the disabled list.
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