Manager Lloyd McClendon said Wednesday that Wilhelmsen is his closer "as we speak" after a couple solid outings, replacing Carson Smith who has struggled mightily over the last month. (Source: Greg Johns on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Wilhelmsen served as the Mariners' full-time closer for much of 2012 and 2013, posting 53 saves over those two seasons and an ERA of 3.19. He has been a consistently decent reliever and if you are desperate for saves, he could come up with one or two a week. The lack of consistency from the Mariners or job security in general, however, should limit Wilhelmsen's value.
Wed, Aug 26th 10:13am EDT
By Dan Schalk
Tom Wilhelmsen was called upon in the ninth inning and did not disappoint recording three outs while allowing just one hit and striking out a batter, as the Mariners beat the Athletics 6-5. This was Wilhemsen's fourth save of the season.
Fantasy Impact: Wilhelmsen seems to have locked down the revolving door that is the Mariners closer role, for now. With failures Fernando Rodney and Carson Smith it is hard to justify owning Wilhelmsen due to lack of job security, but he is worth monitoring down the stretch in all leagues.
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