The Dodgers have released reliever Brian Wilson, reports Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. Wilson had been designated for assignment on Tuesday and is now a free agent. The Dodgers will be on the hook for his $9.5 million salary for the 2015 season.
Wilson, 32, suffered from ulnar nerve irritation in his right elbow at the start of this past season and went on to post mediocre numbers. The right-hander compiled a 4.66 ERA with a 54/29 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings. He is nearly two years removed from Tommy John surgery. That, along with his age and declining performance, will give potential suitors pause when considering bringing him aboard.
CHICAGO — The Chicago White Sox acquired reliever Franklin German in a trade with the Boston Red Sox.
The White Sox sent minor league right-hander Theo Denlinger to Boston for German, who made his major league debut in September. Right-hander Jason Bilous was designated for assignment to make room for German on Chicago’s 40-man roster.
The 25-year-old German played for Double-A Portland and Triple-A Worcester for most of last season, going 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA and seven saves in in 43 relief appearances. The right-hander had no record and an 18.00 ERA in five appearances with the Red Sox.
German, a fourth-round pick in the 2018 amateur draft, was designated for assignment when Boston acquired reliever Richard Bleier in a trade with Miami.
The 26-year-old Denlinger had a 2-2 record and a 4.47 ERA in 40 appearances last season with Class A Winston-Salem and Double-A Birmingham. He was a seventh-round selection in the 2021 draft out of Bradley University.