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Tom Wilhelmsen | Relief Pitcher | #59

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 7 (0) / MLW
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Tom Wilhelmsen has agreed to a contract with the St. Paul Saints of the independent American Association.
Wilhelmsen was released by the Padres on March 19 after allowing four earned runs over four innings in the Cactus League. The 34-year-old right-hander had a 4.44 ERA in 26 1/3 innings last season with the Diamondbacks. May 10 - 2:57 PM

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Padres released RHP Tom Wilhelmsen.

Wilhelmsen had allowed four earned runs in four innings this spring in the Cactus League. The 34-year-old right-hander was in Padres camp as a non-roster invitee after registering a 4.44 ERA and 17/12 K/BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings last season with the Diamondbacks.
Mar 19 - 10:34 AM

Padres signed RHP Tom Wilhelmsen to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Wilhelmsen spent 2017 with the Diamondbacks and Brewers, registering a 4.44 ERA with a 17/12 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 innings with Arizona before being designated for assignment in June. He never appeared in a major league game for Milwaukee. The 34-year-old right-hander has had flashes of success in his career, mostly as a member of the Mariners for whom he earned 67 saves from 2012-2015. He'll compete for a spot in the San Diego bullpen.
Feb 6 - 8:45 AM

Brewers released RHP Tom Wilhelmsen.

Wilhelmsen surrendered 21 runs -- 19 earned -- over 13 innings with Triple-A Colorado Springs after signing a minor league contract with Milwaukee on June 20. The 33-year-old right-hander will try to latch on with a new organization.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 10:38:00 PM

Brewers signed RHP Tom Wilhelmsen to a minor league contract.

Wilhelmsen was officially released by the Diamondbacks on Monday after posting a 4.44 ERA and 17/12 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 relief innings. The 33-year-old was drafted the Brewers back in 2003.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 02:00:00 PM

Tom Wilhelmsen has elected free agency.

Wilhelmsen cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will now look for a gig elsewhere. He'll have to settle for a minor league deal after posting a 4.44 ERA and 17/12 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 relief innings this season for the Diamondbacks.
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 05:36:00 PM

Diamondbacks designated RHP Tom Wilhelmsen for assignment.

Wilhelmsen posted a 4.44 ERA and 17/12 K/BB ratio over 26 1/3 relief innings. He'll clear waivers and probably elect free agency.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 01:43:00 PM

Tom Wilhelmsen has made the Diamondbacks' Opening Day roster.

The Diamondbacks optioned Ketel Marte to Triple-A Reno to open up a roster spot for the veteran. Wilhelmsen agreed to a minor league deal with Arizona in February and impressed by posting a 0.96 ERA over nine Cactus League outings. He'll be used in middle relief.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 01:16:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed RHP Tom Wilhelmsen to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The right-hander was released by the Mariners in late November. He struggled to the tune of a 6.80 ERA and 28/19 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings between the Rangers and Mariners in 2016. The 32-year-old could compete for a spot in the Opening Day bullpen with a strong showing in the spring.
Fri, Feb 10, 2017 06:44:00 PM

Mariners released RHP Tom Wilhelmsen.

Wilhelmsen, who would have been arbitration-eligible this winter, was designated for assignment on Friday. The 32-year-old right-hander posted a rough 6.80 ERA and 28/19 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings this past season between the Rangers and Mariners, though he was much better after returning to Seattle.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 01:56:00 PM

Mariners designated RHP Tom Wilhelmsen for assignment.

The 32-year-old hurler began the season with the Rangers before returning to Seattle later in the season. In 29 appearances with the M's, he registered a 3.60 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 17/10 K/BB ratio over 25 frames. It wouldn't be surprising to see them re-sign the veteran right-hander to a minor league deal.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 08:34:00 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 01:02:00 PM

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.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 07:04:00 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.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 02:39:00 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.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 03:31:00 PM

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