Dodgers release Brian Wilson

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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.