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Brian Wilson officially exercises player option

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.