Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 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.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP SEA
3 months 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
3 months 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.