Brian Wilson to join the Dodgers
Brian Wilson will be joining the Los Angeles Dodgers, after the team reached an agreement to sign the reliever Wilson. The deal was worth US$1 million plus performance bonuses, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN from a team source.
However, Wilson will first be sent to a league rehab assignment prior to actually joining in the team. Wilson had not pitched since April 2012, when he had a Tommy John surgery. A Tommy John surgery which was a kind of elbow surgery. Since then, he has not been offered any contract. He was, however, able to make SU$85 million in 2012. So, now, the Wilson will be playing for their archrivals instead.
The LA Dodgers was ranked no. 1 by ESPN as paying the biggest salaries to its team members. The Dodgers has US$220,395,196 for 2013. This was due to trades, contract extensions, and free agent signings. In 2012, the team had an opening day payroll of US$105 million. Its highest paid member is Adrian Gonzales with US$21,857,143.
The team's value, according to Forbes, was at US$1.615 million. It has revenue of US$245 million, operating income of US3.2 million, and player expenses amounting to US137 million. The team, and its stadium, was acquired by Guggenheim Baseball for US$2 billion in May 2012.