Oliver Perez to lead closer-by-committee while Tom Wilhelmsen rights ship

June 15, 2013

Seattle Mariners – Eric Wedge said before Friday’s game that he would give Tom Wilhelmsen some time off from closing.  Oliver Perez was the first reliever to get a save chance in his place (which was a bit of a surprise given his 1.32 WHIP), but the lefty converted, and stands to be in a closer-by-committee with Carter Capps and Charlie Furbush until Wilhelmsen rights his ship.  Wedge’s comments make it sound as if Wilhelmsen will get the job back if he can turn it around, so we recommend hanging on to him for the time being.  Hierarchy change: Oliver Perez to Closer, replacing Tom Wilhelmsen.

.Closer.Set-Up.2nd in line.2014 Closer.Updated
SEAOliver PerezCarter CappsCharlie FurbushTom Wilhelmsen6/15/13
Stephen Pryor (DL)