Tom Wilhelmsen: Temporarily Removed From Closer's Role Staff

Update: Manager Eric Wedge said that he would give Wilhelmsen a temporary break from closing games, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Recommendation: Wedge didn't specify how long the sabbatical would last, but Wilhelmsen look to get things right in middle relief while Oliver Perez and Carter Capps would handle closing duties on a matchup basis for the time being. The announcement comes in the wake of Wilhelmsen's disastrous blown save Wednesday against the Astros in which he was charged for five earned runs and tagged with the loss.

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