Brian Wilson Returns After Elbow Surgery
MIAMI (AP) — Former All-Star closer Brian Wilson has taken the biggest step yet in his comeback from Tommy John surgery, pitching a scoreless ninth inning to seal the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-0 victory over the Miami Marlins.
Wilson gave up a two-out double Thursday, struck out two and looked a lot like the pitcher who saved 171 games for the Dodgers’ rivals, the San Francisco Giants.
He threw 19 pitches, 11 for strikes, and reached 94 mph on the scoreboard radar gun.
The game was Wilson’s first since April 12, 2012 with the Giants. He had reconstructive elbow surgery later that month, and the Dodgers signed him after he was non-tendered by San Francisco last winter.