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Rangers improve twofold with addition of reliever, stylish dancer Wilhelmsen

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Tom Wilhelmsen #54 of the Seattle Mariners pitches during the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on September 16, 2014 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Matt Brown/Angels Baseball LP/Getty Images)

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Tom Wilhelmsen #54 of the Seattle Mariners pitches during the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on September 16, 2014 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Matt Brown/Angels Baseball LP/Getty Images)

Tom Wilhelmsen could very well bring some slick dance moves as well as a fastball to his new club.

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The swap between the Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners this week shipped a few players around in the AL West. The Mariners shed a few pieces that weren't considered long-term cogs in their 'machine' (slugger Logan Morrison and outfielder James Jones) in order to pick up a defensively-minded outfielder in Leonys Martin and pitcher Anthony Bass.

However, the trade wasn't without one dire consequence: the M's lost Tom Wilhelmsen, a hard-throwing reliever known as much for his amazing dance moves as his fastball.

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Just watch this clip from the end of the 2014 season and you'll realize just how expensive this trade really was for Seattle:

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On the mound, Wilhelmsen owns a career 2.97 ERA and a K/9 rate of 8.5 in just over 312 innings of work so he'll provide another power arm to newly-christened Manager of the Year Jeff Banister's bullpen.

All this to say: the Rangers' bullpen just may have improved in two areas with this trade. All in a day's work for GM Jon Daniels.

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