The Dodgers have soured on reliever Brian Wilson.
Wilson, 32, was released by the Dodgers on Friday after posting a 4.66 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 54/29 K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 innings in 2014.
The bearded right hander should have little trouble attracting the interest of others interested in bullpen help though none of them figure to offer him closing gigs.
Wilson exercised his $9.5 million player option in November meaning the Dodgers are going to eat a lot of money on this one. They already are paying the Marlins $10 million for taking on Dan Haren and the Paders $32 million in the Matt Kemp trade.
The Red Sox were able to keep Craig Breslow.
Breslow is coming off a down 2014 season after posting a 5.96 ERA and a 1.86 WHIP. He has been one of baseball’s better left handed options which is one reason the Cubs, and former general manager Theo Epstein, tried so hard to land him.