Good luck, Brian Wilson (not really), because recent ex-Giants who became Dodgers have stunk it up

FILE - In this July 10, 2011, file photo, San Francisco Giants pitcher Brian Wilson adjusts his neck during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in San Francisco. Wilson is likely headed for surgery on his right elbow after an MRI showed structural damage and an issue with the ligament, and his season could be in jeopardy. Manager Bruce Bochy and athletic trainer Dave Groeschner say the club will seek at least one other opinion and probably two, including from the renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews, who performs Tommy John elbow-reconstruction surgeries. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Brian Wilson

What’s the price of one’s soul? Brian Wilson will soon find out.

The former Giants closer reached a minor-league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, USA Today reported on Tuesday.

Wilson has not pitched since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2012 after making just two appearances for the Giants in the 2012 season. Then he became grumpy when the Giants didn’t offer him a contract in the offseason for what would have cost the Giants more than $6 million.

Wilson vowed to be ready by spring training. But workouts last January showed that Wilson was still a long way off from being ready.

Then we lost sight of The Beard, until he showed up in San Francisco last week to throw for scouts that included the Giants.

But ultimately, Wilson, who lives in Malibu, decided to join Big Blue. Reports say Wilson could be called up to the big club in as soon as two weeks.

When that happens, Wilson will join a long and storied list of players who have played for the Giants and Dodgers.

But since Ned Colletti left the Giants to become the Dodgers general manager after the 2005 season, the outcome for players leaving the Giants and directly joining the Dodgers have not been good.

Consider …


Played for Giants in 2005, signed by Dodgers as free agent before 2006 season

With the Dodgers

  • 2006 — 8-7, 4.73 ERA, 112.1 IP in 44 games, 15 starts
  • 2007 — 2-11, 5.80 ERA, 104 IP in 33 games, 15 starts

DFA’d on Aug. 24, 2007


Played for Giants in 2006, signed by Dodgers as free agent before 2007 season

With the Dodgers

  • 2007 — 1-4, 6.31 ERA, 25.2 IP in 6 starts
  • 2008 — Did not pitch, injured
  • 2009 — 2-2, 5.60 ERA, 17.2 IP in 4 starts

Retired from baseball after 2009 season


Traded by Giants to Dodgers on Aug. 9, 2007

With the Dodgers

  • 2007 — 0 HR, 3 RBI, .273 in 33 ABs in 30 games
  • 2008 — 0 H, 5 RBI, .130 in 92 ABs in 98 games

Retired from baseball after 2008 season


Played with Giants in 2010, signed with Dodgers as free agent before 2011 season

With the Dodgers

  • 2011 — 0 HR, 1 RBI, .000 in 34 games

Released after 2011 season


Played with Giants in 2010, signed with Dodgers as free agent before 2011 season

With the Dodgers

  • 2011 — 4 HR, 28 RBI, .204
  • 2012 — 2 HR, 17 RBI, .191
  • 2013 — 5 HR, 30 RBI, .262

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