Brian Wilson Starts For Dodgers' Affiliate, Brings Beard Along (VIDEO)

08/08/2013 07:51 pm ET | Updated Aug 09, 2013

The beard is back in action.

After making just two appearances since the 2011 season, former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson took the mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2012. Only this time he was dressed in the colors of an old rival.

Wilson made his debut for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization on Wednesday with the Single-A Rachco Cucamonga Quakes. He tossed eight pitches to retire the side in a scoreless first inning.

"Basically, I wanted to see what it feels like to get the adrenaline ramped back up again and deal with that and try to be calm about it," Wilson told ESPNLA. "It was nice to feel that and get it over with."

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