Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
3 weeks ago

Wilhelmsen could be used in save situations when Steve Cishek needs rest, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Scott Servais said if Cishek works several games in a row, he could turn to Wilhelmsen to close a game. This doesn't necessarily mean Wilhelmsen has leapfrogged Joaquin Benoit as the closer in waiting, but Benoit hasn't pitched that well this season. Wilhelmsen has three scoreless appearances (2.1 innings) since joining the Mariners and has stranded all three of his inherited runners.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
4 weeks ago

Wilhelmsen was recalled by the Mariners on Thursday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners are making a change in the bullpen by bring Wilhelmsen back up to the big league club and sending fellow reliever Donn Roach back to Triple-A Tacoma. Wilhelmsen had a difficult start to the season, which explains his 10.07 ERA, but his June ERA through four appearances is a far more palatable 3.00 over six innings. He figures to work primarily in lower leverage situations, however, which limits his fantasy upside.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
1 month ago

Wilhelmsen was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Following an unceremonious departure from Texas, Wilhelmsen agreed to return to Seattle on a one-year deal, although he ended up spending mere days with the big league club. Wilhelmsen tossed a scoreless inning with one hit allowed in his lone appearance with Seattle. He could return the next time the Mariners need a fresh arm.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
1 month ago

Wilhelmsen made his Mariners debut Thursday with a scoreless inning of relief . He gave up a single and did not record a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners planned to send Wilhelmsen to Triple-A to work on his pitches, and they need a roster spot for Friday's starter Wade LeBlanc. But if Thursday starter Adrian Sampson goes on the DL after injuring his elbow in warmups, Wilhelmsen will stay with the team. Wilhelmsen is expected to pitch middle relief for the Mariners after flaming out with the Rangers this season.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
1 month ago

Wilhelmsen agreed to a one-year deal with the Mariners on Wednesday, Bob Dutton of the News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilhelmsen recently turned down a minor-league offer by the Rangers. He has already has had space cleared for him on the 25-man roster, but he'll likely be relegated to the minors shortly and be used for bullpen depth. Wilhelmsen posted a 10.55 ERA in 21 appearances for the Rangers in 2016.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
1 month ago

Wilhelmsen cleared waivers and has turned down an assignment to Triple-A Round Rock and will instead become a free agent, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson reports.

EDGE Analysis

He certainly hasn't pitched like a big league caliber reliever this year (10.55 ERA in 21.1 innings), but he notched 13 saves with the Mariners a year ago, so he probably still thinks of himself as a quality mid-to-late inning arm. Wilhelmsen has posted K-rates below 20 percent at both Triple-A and the big league level this season, so it's hard to envision him offering fantasy value anytime soon.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
1 month ago

Wilhelmsen was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

An absolutely disastrous outing Monday -- he gave up six runs on nine hits in one inning -- raised Wilhelmsen's ERA to 10.55 through 21.1 innings with the big club this season. Nick Martinez was recalled in a corresponding move. Wilhelmsen could be a DFA candidate the next time the Rangers need to free up a spot on the 40-man roster.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
2 months ago

Wilhelmsen was recalled by the Rangers on Saturday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The former Mariner will be available out of the pen against his old team Saturday after being recalled. Wilhelmsen struggled through 17 appearances with the Rangers earlier in the season, working a 9.98 ERA with a WHIP of 2.15 across 15.1 innings of work. He managed to clean some things up at Triple-A Round Rock, however, notching a 1.12 ERA in five appearances. The Rangers optioned Hanser Alberto in a corresponding move Saturday.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
2 months ago

Wilhelmsen was optioned Monday, Jeff Wilson of Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilhelmsen gave up three earned runs in each of his last two outings so the Rangers felt that was enough to option him to the minors. The 32-year-old was not pitching well aside from his most recent late-inning disasters, as he has not had an ERA below 7.00 all season. Luke Jackson was promoted in a corresponding move as Wilhelmsen will look to regain his form with Triple-A Round Rock.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
3 months ago

Wilhelmsen (1-1) surrendered five hits, five earned runs and two homers over 0.2 innings in Friday's 11-5 loss to the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever was victimized by Nolan Reinold and Jonathan Schoop in what turned out to be a nine-run seventh for the Orioles. Wilhelmsen has sandwiched two five-run outings around three straight scoreless efforts, which has resulted in a gaudy 22.50 ERA over his first four innings of work in 2016.