The Dodgers have released right-handed reliever Brian Wilson, according to the Los Angeles Times‘ Dylan Hernandez. Wilson was recently designated for assignment on Dec. 16, and though that gave the team 10 days to make a deal, it appears that the interest in him was minimal or non-existent.
That lack of interest is not surprising, as Wilson had a disaster of a 2014 season. He had an ERA of 4.66 and a FIP of 4.29, which was good for a not-so-grand total of -0.4 FIP WAR and -0.6 RA/9 WAR. To add to his lack of value, Wilson is set to make $10 million in 2015.
Wilson figures to find a home somewhere in 2015 where he can rebuild his value on the market, probably for around the league minimum since the Dodgers are paying him for the season.
Good luck to him, but it’s nice to have a front office that understands sunk costs.