Wilson threw seven pitches on Friday night for the Isotopes in his second minor league rehab game and is expected to join the Dodgers at some point next week.

Brian Wilson pitched an inning for Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday night the second leg of his minor league rehab assignment. The right-handed relief pitcher will likely join the Dodgers next week perhaps in time for their road trip to Philadelphia and Miami manager Don Mattingly said on Friday.

But when Wilson does join the Dodgers whenever that is the former Giants closer will pitch in a setup role behind closer Kenley Jansen.

"When we talked to Brian everybody was up front about it. Kenley is our guy and everybody else is there to get the ball to Kenley" Mattingly said on Friday. "We'll try to match (Wilson) up the best we can."

Wilson 31 was signed as a free agent on July 30 and immediately placed on the disabled list as he recovers from Tommy John surgery he had in April 2012. Wilson pitched a scoreless inning with one strikeout on Wednesday night for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga his first time on a professional mound since April 12 2012.