Yesterday we heard the Pirates were front runners to sign Brian Wilson. Today Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers have taken the lead in the Wilson race.
The #Dodgers have now moved ahead and are the frontrunner to sign Brian Wilson
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 30, 2013
The updates yesterday said the Pirates were one of the front runners, with Arizona, San Francisco, and Los Angeles mentioned throughout the day. The Diamondbacks interest was shot down by the Arizona media, while Wilson doesn’t make sense for the Giants since he wants to play for a contender. Scott Miller of CBS Sports did say that Wilson has an affinity for Los Angeles, so that could be giving the Dodgers the advantage here.
UPDATE 12:23 PM: Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports there are three teams in the mix, and also says the Dodgers are in front.
— Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) July 30, 2013
UPDATE 2:24 PM: Wilson signs with the Dodgers, per Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports.
Brian Wilson has chosen to sign with Dodgers, according to source. Had three offers. Will start in minors.
— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 30, 2013