Dodgers activate reliever Brian Wilson from DL

Reliever Brian Wilson has been activated from the disabled list by the Los Angeles Dodgers after being sidelined since April 2012 because of an elbow injury.

Former Giants closer has been sidelined since April 2012

Brian Wilson makes his Los Angeles Dodgers organization debut in a baseball game for the A-level Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Aug. 7, 2013, in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. (Alex Gallardo/The Associated Press)

Reliever Brian Wilson has been activated from the disabled list by the Los Angeles Dodgers after being sidelined since April 2012 because of an elbow injury.

Wilson, a former All-Star closer mounting a comeback from Tommy John surgery, was available for the start of the Dodgers' series Monday night at Miami. Outfielder Scott Van Slyke was optioned back to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Wilson made four scoreless appearances during a minor league rehab assignment. The Dodgers signed him after he was non-tendered by the San Francisco Giants last winter.