Core relievers, except Wilson, work on day's rest

Core relievers, except Wilson, work on day's rest

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson on Wednesday, for the first time this spring, did not appear in the same game with Kenley Jansen, J.P. Howell and Chris Perez. Previously, all four appeared in the same game each of their five appearances.

Two days earlier, Wilson threw a pitch that alarmed pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, resulting in a mound visit by manager Don Mattingly and assistant trainer Greg Harrel.

Wilson remained in that game without taking a warmup pitch. He allowed two runs on two hits and was removed after one-third of an inning when he reached a 15-pitch limit. After the game, Mattingly said Wilson was fine.

Wednesday would have been the first time Wilson would have pitched on only one day of rest, as it was for Jansen, Howell and Perez.

Wilson signed with the Dodgers last summer after recovering from his second Tommy John operation and was re-signed over the winter for $10 million to set up for Jansen.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.