Report: Brian Wilson mulling MLB comeback as knuckleballer

By Jessica Kleinschmidt

He’s back!

Well, he might be.

According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports three-time All-Star pitcher Brian Wilson could be returning to Major League Baseball. And he plans to return as a knuckleballer.

Brown’s article mentions the 34-year-old recently threw some pitches on a mound at USC, and a “handful were knuckleballs.”

“That right there,” Wilson said while pulling off his muck-caked shoes, “was an MVP-Cy Young knuckleball. You can write that down, too. No joke.”

It’s been over two years since the righty has tossed in a professional game. That was down in Los Angeles with the Dodgers shortly before being released at the end of the 2014 season.

With two World Series titles and a career filled to the brim with a ton of personality and fans, baseball is more than willing to welcome him back with open arms. Wilson tells Brown he has missed the game, his fans, and his teammates.

So far, Wilson has thrown for two teams over the last couple weeks, and he seems to be ready to make a comeback. He made sure to tell Brown this has been his plan all along.

“I always said that once my career was over I was coming back as a knuckleballer,” he said. “I’m good with it. Man, I get to play a game. It’s going to be pretty fun.”

Wilson turns 35 in March and has practiced the knuckleball a few times during spring training with the Dodgers a few years back.