LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers officially cut ties on Friday with relief pitcher Brian Wilson, releasing the right-hander, a team source confirmed.
Wilson was designated for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the 40-man roster for Brandon McCarthy. The team had 10 days to try to make a deal for Wilson, or put him on waivers.
"We have had conversations with other clubs leading up to this to see if there is interest out there," general manager Farhan Zaidi said on Tuesday. "We have a few days to sort that out."
The Dodgers are on the hook for Wilson's $10 million salary in 2015, the result of his exercise of a player option for 2015. The right-hander parlayed 19⅔ great innings in 2013 (including playoffs) coming off Tommy John surgery into a one-year deal plus an option that will ultimately pay Wilson $20 million.
Wilson put up a 4.66 ERA and 4.29 FIP in 61 games, with 54 strikeouts and 29 walks in 48⅓ innings.
Should Wilson sign elsewhere in 2015, the Dodgers' financial obligation would be reduced. In other words, look for some other team to pay Wilson no more than the major league minimum of $507,500 in base salary.