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Dodgers cut Brian Wilson and his $9.5 million salary

Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Pitcher Brian Wilson #00 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the dugout during the six inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on September 24, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Brian Wilson is owed $9.5 million for 2015 thanks to a poor contract handed out by the Dodgers’ previous front office regime and the new guys just showed they don’t really care, designating the veteran reliever for assignment.

Wilson turned 14 good innings for the Dodgers in 2013 into a two-year, $20 million commitment and then struggled this past season, throwing 48 innings with a 4.66 ERA and 54/29 K/BB ratio amid various arm problems.

It’s highly unlikely that any team will claim Wilson and his contract off waivers, but presumably the Dodgers will simply release the 33-year-old former All-Star closer no matter what.

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