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Dodgers' Brian Wilson Breaks Out Knuckleball to Open Spring Training Game

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Kyle NewportFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 13, 2017

Brian Wilson's beard makes him stand out from the rest of the league, and now, the Los Angeles Dodgers reliever has added something to his arsenal that makes him stand out with his pitching.

He used to have a mid-90s fastball, but his velocity has declined in recent seasons. That doesn't mean that the 31-year-old cannot freeze hitters anymore.

On Tuesday, the former closer got the start for the Dodgers against the Seattle Mariners. Seattle's Brad Miller could not have guessed what Wilson was going to throw on the first pitch:

So apparently, Wilson can throw a knuckleball for a strike. That's pretty impressive.

Last year, the right-hander tried out the pitch while tossing:

Wilson never ceases to wow the baseball world. 

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