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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
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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

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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

Tom Wilhelmsen is unavailable for Thursday's game against the Royals.

Wilhelmsen threw 32 pitches in a blown save Wednesday, so he'll get some rest. Carson Smith might also be unavailable, but Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon could have to plate the matchups late.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 05:51:00 PM

Tom Wilhelmsen took his first blown save after giving up a run in the ninth Wednesday against the Royals.

Carson Smith was sharp, getting four outs to set him up. Wilhelmsen, though, allowed his first run since Aug. 16 to send the game to extras, where the Mariners lost in 10. Wilhelmsen still figures to finish out the season as Seattle's closer, even though Smith has regained his old form in a setup role.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 01:19:00 AM

Tom Wilhelmsen notched his 10th save of the season in Sunday's 3-2 win over the A's, tossing a scoreless ninth.

Wilhelmsen might not have allowed a run, but that's not to say he completely shut down the ninth. With the Mariners clinging to a 3-2 lead, he allowed a pair of two-out singles before finally finishing the game off on a Mark Canha liner that found a glove in left field. Few experiences rival that of the Mariner Save Experience. To his credit, Wilhelmsen is 10-for-10 in save chances, but his 3.31 ERA and 1.40 WHIP are not numbers that portend to a smooth ride when he steps to the mound in the ninth.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 07:20:00 PM

Tom Wilhelmsen got a five-out save Wednesday against the Astros.

Wilhelmsen came into a 5-3 game in the eighth and then stayed in after the Mariners made it 8-3 in the top of the ninth. Thanks to the Mariners' recent run, he's managed to notch six saves in the last 11 days.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 12:29:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Steve Clevenger
3Mike Zunino
4Jesus Sucre
1B1Adam Lind
2Dae-Ho Lee
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Franklin Gutierrez
CF1Leonys Martin
2Shawn O'Malley
RF1Seth Smith
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3Taijuan Walker
4Wade Miley
5Nate Karns
6James Paxton
7Wade LeBlanc
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Joaquin Benoit
3Charlie Furbush
4Mike Montgomery
5Edwin Diaz
6Tony Zych
7Nick Vincent
8Vidal Nuno
9Ryan Cook
10David Rollins
11Nate Karns
12Tom Wilhelmsen
13Evan Scribner