Mariners release Tom Wilhelmsen

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The Mariners announced on Tuesday that reliever Tom Wilhelmsen has been placed on waivers for the purpose of releasing him.

Wilhelmsen, 32, returned to the Mariners for a second time in June after opening the 2016 season with the Rangers. In 46 1/3 innings between both teams, the right-hander put up a disappointing 6.80 ERA and a 28/19 K/BB ratio.

Wilhelmsen saved 43 games in 2012-13 for the Mariners, but his ability to miss bats nosedived this past season and he has never been a maven of control.