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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 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

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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

Tom Wilhelmsen has been confirmed as the Mariners' starter for Thursday's game in Toronto.

It'll essentially be a bullpen game, with Wilhelmsen taking the first couple of innings and several other relievers working in a piggyback. Wilhelmsen made one spot start earlier this season and owns a cool 2.10 ERA in 55 total appearances in 2014.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 04:10:00 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said that he'll go with a "bullpen start" on Thursday in Toronto.

He wouldn't specify who would start the game, but it will likely be Tom Wilhelmsen. The M's needed another start after demoting Chris Young to the bullpen. Wilhelmsen made a spot start earlier this season and holds a 2.10 ERA over 55 appearances.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:08:00 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Sunday that Tom Wilhelmsen is an option to start for the Mariners on Tuesday.

McClendon also acknowledged that bringing someone up from the minors to make that start was also a possibility. Erasmo Ramirez is the most likely candidate in that scenario. While Wilhelmsen has a good arm, until he's stretched out and added to the rotation on a permanent basis, he should be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 05:24:00 PM

Tom Wilhelmsen is making his first major league start on Thursday night against the Twins.

The career reliever is not expected to last longer than a couple of innings in what will be a true bullpen game for Seattle. Wilhelmsen picked up a three-inning save at the end of June and threw two perfect frames on July 5 against the White Sox, so he's a decently-conditioned option for this type of outing. The 30-year-old right-hander owns a 2.49 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and 40 strikeouts in 47 innings this season.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 11:05:00 AM

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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
6Vidal Nuno
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Carson Smith
2Fernando Rodney
3Charlie Furbush
4Tom Wilhelmsen
5Joe Beimel
6David Rollins
7Rob Rasmussen
8Jose Ramirez