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Tom Wilhelmsen | Relief Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Wednesday that Tom Wilhelmsen is the team's closer "as we speak."
It's not a surprise, as Wilhelmsen has converted each of the club's last two save chances without much difficulty. Carson Smith is still probably the team's best reliever and perhaps their closer of the future, but he's going through a rough patch right now so it makes sense to give Wilhelmsen a shot. Aug 26 - 2:43 PM

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Tom Wilhelmsen picked up his fourth save with a scoreless ninth inning facing the Athletics in Tuesday's 6-5 victory.

Wilhelmsen worked around a two-out Sam Fuld double as Josh Reddick lined out to end the game. The right-hander got the save on Monday as well and appears to be the Mariners' leading ninth-inning option at the moment. He's 4-for-4 in save chances with a 3.86 ERA and a 45/23 K/BB ratio in 46 2/3 innings.
Aug 26 - 1:44 AM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said that Tom Wilhelmsen would like see the save chance if one came up on Monday.

Wilhelmsen closed out the Mariners' win on Sunday, coming into the game after Carson Smith. McClendon hasn't officially anointed Wilhelmsen as the club's new ninth-inning man, but it does appear he's the preferred option at the moment over the struggling Smith. Pick him up in fantasy leagues if he's still on your waiver wire.
Aug 24 - 7:08 PM

Tom Wilhelmsen earned his third save of the 2015 season in the Mariners' win over the White Sox on Sunday.

And the other two saves came in extra-inning situations. Carson Smith is struggling and Fernando Rodney has been pushed off the 40-man roster, so Wilhelmsen could vulture some more save opportunities down the stretch. "We had better results today," Mariners skipper Lloyd McClendon told MLB.com after Sunday's win. "We'll see. Right now we're going to match up the best way we can and put guys in the best position you possibly can for them to succeed."
Aug 24 - 11:31 AM

Mariners recalled RHP Tom Wilhelmsen from Triple-A Tacoma.

The former closer has put up a 4.68 ERA, 1.72 WHIP and 28/11 K/BB mark over 25 innings with the M's this season. He'll be used in middle relief.
Jul 17 - 1:39 PM

Mariners optioned RHP Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Tacoma.

The 31-year-old right-hander has struggled out of the Mariners bullpen this season, posting a 4.68 ERA, 1.72 WHIP and 28/11 K/BB mark over 25 innings. He'll look to get back on track in the minor leagues before hopefully rejoining the M's bullpen later in the season.
Jul 4 - 9:18 AM

Mariners activated RHP Tom Wilhelmsen from the 15-day disabled list.

The M's had initially planned to send Wilhelmsen for a rehab appearance or two, but the reliever evidently looked good enough in a simulated game that they decided to go ahead and activate him. Dominic Leone has been sent down in a corresponding move.
May 8 - 5:03 PM

Tom Wilhelmsen (elbow) is most likely going to throw a simulated game on Wednesday.

Bob Dutton, of the Tacoma News Tribune, wrote that a Wilhelmsen simulated game for Wednesday was the "tentative plan." The right-hander has been on the shelf since April 10 with a hyperextended right elbow, but he threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Sunday and reported that it went well. He appears on track for a return in the middle of May.
May 5 - 7:26 PM

Tom Wilhelmsen (elbow) threw a successful 35-pitch bullpen session on Sunday afternoon.

"I threw everything," he said after the workout. "It went well." Wilhelmsen will make a simulated relief appearance on Wednesday and then likely head out on a minor league rehab assignment. The right-hander has been sidelined since April 10 with a hyperextended right elbow but should only wind up missing around a month.
May 4 - 9:31 AM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Friday that Tom Wilhelmsen (elbow) is 3-4 weeks away from a return.

Wilhelmsen resumed throwing from a mound on Friday, but obviously the M's plan to bring him along slowly. The reliever is coming back from a hyperextended right elbow.
May 1 - 4:47 PM

Tom Wilhelmsen (elbow) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

Wilhelmsen has been playing catch since last Friday and will soon take the next step. He'll then either throw another bullpen session or possibly a simulated game early next week. Wilhelmsen could begin a rehab assignment by the middle of next week and is on track for a mid-May return.
Apr 28 - 11:16 PM

Tom Wilhelmsen (elbow) has been cleared to resume a throwing program on Friday.

He will then resume throwing off a mound when the Mariners go out on the road next week. Wilhelmsen is tracking towards a return in early May.
Apr 21 - 6:45 PM

Mariners placed RHP Tom Wilhelmsen on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 11, with a hyperextended right elbow.

He actually suffered the injury on Saturday when Danny Farquhar ran into him while stretching in bullpen. It's not clear at this point how long Wilhelmsen will be sidelined. Dominic Leone has taken his spot in the bullpen.
Apr 13 - 5:59 PM

Mariners RHP Tom Wilhelmsen has been awarded $1.4 million through arbitration.

The arbitrators awarded on the side of the Mariners in this one, rather than the $2.2 million figure that Wilhelmsen had proposed. The 31-year-old hurler registered a 2.27 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 72/36 K/BB ratio over 79 1/3 innings for the Mariners in 2014.
Feb 21 - 2:12 PM

Tom Wilhelmsen requested $2.2 million and was offered $1.4 million from the Mariners when arbitration figures were exchanged.

The 31-year-old former bartender stands to earn a significant raise over the $528,800 that he brought home in 2014. It's certainly deserved after posting a 2.27 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 72/36 K/BB ratio over 79 1/3 frames for the M's this past season.
Jan 16 - 10:45 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
2Ketel Marte
SS1Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Seth Smith
CF1Austin Jackson
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Nelson Cruz
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Jesus Montero
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Taijuan Walker
5Mike Montgomery
6Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tom Wilhelmsen
2Carson Smith
3Charlie Furbush
4Joe Beimel
5David Rollins
6Edgar Olmos
7Rob Rasmussen
8Vidal Nuno
9Logan Kensing