Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
2 weeks ago

Wilhelmsen was released by the Mariners on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners released him after he cleared waivers. He was pretty awful in 2016, posting a 6.80 ERA and 28:19 K:BB in 46.1 innings with the Rangers and Mariners. He will likely look to secure a minor league contract with an invite to spring training from a team in need of bullpen depth.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
2 weeks ago

Wilhelmsen was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Friday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He turns 33 next month and is coming off his worst season in the majors. Wilhelmsen's numbers were better with Seattle after leaving Texas, but his 5.07 FIP suggests he overachieved in his return to the Mariners. The right-hander will now be subjected to waivers.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
3 months ago

Wilhelmsen (back) was activated from the 15-day DL on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

This was anticipated after he threw a successful simulated game earlier in the week and has now served the minimum 15 days on the DL. Wilhelmsen should work in a middle inning role over the final three weeks of the season.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
3 months ago

Wilhelmsen (back) expects to return from the disabled list Saturday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever has been limited to just 43 appearances this season, but it appears that he'll be back for the final push once he returns from the DL on Saturday. He threw a simulated game that reportedly went well, so now all Wilhelmsen and the Mariners need is for him to wait the requisite time for him to be eligible for a return.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
3 months ago

Wilhelmsen (back) threw a simulated inning Thursday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilhelmsen was pleased with his pitch quality and didn't feel any pain during Thursday's workout. Following Thursday's throwing session, it seems likely that the 32-year-old reliever will be coming off the DL in the near future. Prior to being placed on the disabled list on Aug. 27, Wilhelmsen had built a hefty 7.02 ERA and 1.71 WHIP over 43 games.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
3 months ago

Wilhelmsen (back) will throw a simulated inning Thursday, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilhelmsen made it through a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday without issue, and he is ready to face live hitters again. He could be ready to rejoin the Mariners if he is able to again avoid any setbacks during Thursday's outing.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
3 months ago

Wilhelmsen (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reports surfaced Friday that Wilhelmson was dealing with a back issue that could warrant a DL stint, and Saturday's announcement confirmed that suspicion. The Mariners recalled first baseman Dae-Ho Lee from Triple-A Tacoma to fill Wilhelmsen's roster spot. With Wilhelmsen down, the Mariners have an extremely shallow bullpen corps that could need reinforcements in the coming days, however.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
3 months ago

Wilhelmsen could be placed on the disabled list Saturday because of back soreness, the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilhelmsen gave up four runs in a third of a inning last Sunday and then was given a few days off because of a sore back. He pitched a scoreless inning Thursday, but was bothered by the back again Friday. Prior to his four-run implosion, Wilhelmsen had allowed three runs in 20 appearances (18.1 innings) since joining the Mariners on June 22 with a .197 BAA.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
3 months ago

Wilhelmsen allowed four runs on four hits, including two home runs, in a third of an inning Sunday, blowing a three-run lead in the ninth inning.

EDGE Analysis

Wilhelmsen was used in a save situation because closer Edwin Diaz was unavailable and former closer Steve Cishek was used earlier in the game. Wilhelmsen gave up a leadoff homer and, after an out, a double and a two-run homer. He was pulled after another basehit, which scored after he was gone. The Mariners intend to give Diaz plenty of rest to keep him rest down the stretch, but they might want to avoid Wilhelmsen in the ninth after this meltdown.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
4 months ago

Wilhelmsen recorded a pair of outs while working around a walk to earn his first save of the season Sunday versus the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Starter James Paxton (elbow) was forced to leave the game in the ninth inning after being hit with a comebacker, leaving Wilhelmsen to finish the game off, as rookie closer Edwin Diaz had worked four out of five days heading into Sunday's contest. Diaz's stellar numbers appear to have earned him a tight grasp on the closer's role moving forward, meaning Wilhelmsen should pitch in a setup role in the vast majority of his appearances.