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Tom Wilhelmsen | Relief Pitcher | #54

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 7 (0) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Mariners activated RHP Tom Wilhelmsen from the 15-day disabled list.
Wilhelmsen missed almost two weeks of action due to a lower back strain, but he's fully recovered and ready to go. He'll see most of his work in middle relief for the M's over the final three weeks. Sep 10 - 1:02 PM

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Tom Wilhelmsen (back) threw a simulated inning without issue on Thursday.

He's expected to be activated from the disabled list and return to the Mariners bullpen on Saturday in Oakland. Given the current depth that the M's have in the late innings, he's expected to function in a middle relief role upon his return.
Sep 8 - 7:04 PM

Tom Wilhelmsen (back) is scheduled to throw a simulated inning Thursday.

Wilhelmsen is expected to be ready to return from the disabled list when first eligible next week. He's been out since late August because of a lower back strain.
Sep 5 - 2:39 PM

Mariners placed RHP Tom Wilhelmsen on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

His injury, as well as recent overuse of the bullpen, is the reason the M's needed to recall a couple of fresh arms on Saturday. The 32-year-old hurler has pitched well for the Mariners, registering a 3.20 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 15/7 K/BB ratio over 19 2/3 innings.
Aug 27 - 3:31 PM

Mariners recalled RHP Tom Wilhelmsen from Triple-A Tacoma.

Donn Roach was sent down in the corresponding move. Wilhelmsen signed a one-year deal with the Seattle last week after getting released by Texas. He owns a lousy 10.07 ERA over 22 appearances this year.
Jun 30 - 7:14 PM

Mariners optioned RHP Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Tacoma.

Wilhelmsen signed a one-year deal with the Mariners this week and will remain with the organization after passing through optional waivers. The veteran right-hander figures to join the major league bullpen relatively soon.
Jun 24 - 6:46 PM

The Mariners have placed Tom Wilhelmsen on optional waivers.

The waivers are revocable, so in the unlikely even that Wilhelmsen is claimed, the M's can pull him back. Seattle signed Wilhelmsen on Wednesday after he was released by the Rangers, but they want the reliever to get some fine-tuning at Triple-A Tacoma before they add him to their bullpen.
Jun 24 - 12:45 PM

Mariners signed RHP Tom Wilhelmsen to a one-year contract.

Wilhelmsen elected to become a free agent last week after getting pushed off the Rangers' 40-man roster. He'll rejoin the Mariners ahead of Wednesday's game in Detroit. The right-hander had a brutal 10.55 ERA in 21 appearances this season with Texas, but he was excellent for Seattle in 2014-2015.
Jun 22 - 9:40 AM

Tom Wilhelmsen has elected free agency.

Wilhelmsen cleared waivers after being designated for assignment, but he's decided to look for a job elsewhere. He held a 10.55 ERA in 21 outings for the Rangers, but a career 2.97 ERA and nearly a strikeout per inning entering the year could get him a major league contract.
Jun 17 - 3:18 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Round Rock.

It's back to the drawing board for Wilhelmsen, who owns a dismal 10.55 ERA in 21 outings this year. Nick Martinez was called up to take his spot on the active roster. It could be a while before Wilhelmsen gets another chance in Arlington.
Jun 14 - 8:16 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Tom Wilhelmsen from Triple-A Round Rock.

Wilhelmsen holds a 9.37 ERA and 2.08 WHIP across 18 relief appearances for the Rangers this season. He'll be used in the middle innings.
Jun 5 - 8:51 AM

Rangers optioned RHP Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Round Rock.

Luke Jackson will replace him in the Rangers' bullpen. Wilhelmsen has allowed six runs over his last two appearances and owns a 9.98 ERA overall.
May 16 - 6:11 PM

Tom Wilhelmsen was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Mariners.

Wilhelmsen hit Chris Iannetta with a pitch after giving up four runs on two homers and two doubles to open the top of the eighth. The veteran right-hander has an ERA of infinity through one regular-season appearance.
Apr 5 - 11:06 PM

Rangers and RHP Tom Wilhelmsen avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.1 million contract.

Wilhelmsen earned $1.4 million in 2015 while posting a 3.19 ERA with 13 saves and a 60/29 K/BB ratio over 62 innings, so he earned himself a nice raise. Acquired from the Rangers in November in the Leonys Martin deal, the 32-year-old is under team control through 2017.
Jan 13 - 2:00 PM

Rangers acquired RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, OF James Jones and a PTBN from the Mariners for OF Leonys Martin and RHP Anthony Bass.

Wilhelmsen picked up 13 saves after replacing Carson Smith as the Mariners' closer last year, but he was never particularly trustworthy, largely because of the 29 walks in 62 innings. He'll be useful in Texas, but it's far better for him to serve as the third or fourth righty in a pen, as he will now, than the first or second.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 06:07:00 PM

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2Dae-Ho Lee
3Daniel Vogelbach
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SS1Ketel Marte
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Franklin Gutierrez
2Ben Gamel
3Nori Aoki
4Mike Freeman
CF1Leonys Martin
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Seth Smith
DH1Nelson Cruz
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S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Ariel Miranda
5Taijuan Walker
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Relief Pitcher
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Nick Vincent
4Vidal Nuno
5Nate Karns
6Tom Wilhelmsen
7Drew Storen
8Arquimedes Caminero
9Charlie Furbush
10Daniel Altavilla
11Pat Venditte
12Evan Scribner
13David Rollins
14Cody Martin