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Brian Wilson officially exercises player option

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Mike Zarrilli

Brian Wilson officially exercised his player option to return to the Dodgers on Monday, and will return to the bullpen in 2015 for a reported $10 million per the Associated Press.

The right-hander reportedly informed the Dodgers of his plans to return back in October after the NLDS, but it wasn't official until today. The option could have been worth between $8.5 million and $10 million, based on appearances in 2014.

Wilson signed a one-year, $10 million contract for 2014, and was 2-4 with a 4.66 ERA in 61 games, with 54 strikeouts and 29 walks in 48⅓ innings in his first full season since 2011.

The Dodgers also had Dan Haren exercise his $10 million player option on Thursday, and then the team declined the $14 million club option for Chad Billingsley on Friday, instead paying the right-hander a $3 million buyout.

With Wilson, the Dodgers have $189.5 million committed to 15 players in 2014.