Tom Wilhelmsen RP SEA 3 weeks ago

Wilhemsen (elbow) was activated from the disabled list Friday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Wilhelmsen will replace Dominic Leone in the Mariners bullpen moving forward. The veteran reliever struggled early in the season, allowing two runs over 2.2 innings, but that could partially be contributed to the elbow issues. He's coming off a very nice 2014 campaign, and will look to continue that success as middle reliever again in 2015.

Tom Wilhelmsen RP SEA 3 weeks ago

Wilhelmsen will throw a simulated game Wednesday and then likely one more rehab game, per Greg Johns of MLB.com.

This is another encouraging step for Wilhelmsen, but he'll probably be of more value to the Mariners than fantasy owners given that he's not going to receive many save opportunities after his return.

Tom Wilhelmsen RP SEA 4 weeks ago

Wilhelmsen threw a successful 25-pitch bullpen session consisting of fastballs and sinkers Friday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Wilhelmsen is scheduled to toss another session Sunday, as his potential timetable for return draw nearer. A couple more sessions may be required, but if no setbacks occur, his return to the bullpen may be on the horizon.

Tom Wilhelmsen RP SEA 1 month ago

Wilhelmsen (elbow) played catch Monday and hopes to throw a bullpen session soon, Shannon Drayer of 710 AM ESPN reports.

Wilhelmsen remains about 10-to-12 days away from a return to the big league roster, but it's still encouraging that he was able to get through Monday's session without incident. He'll head to Triple-A Tacoma for a rehab assignment before rejoining the major league team.

Tom Wilhelmsen RP SEA 1 month ago

Wilhelmsen (elbow) is probably 10 or 12 days away from returning, the Seattle Times reports.

Wilhelmsen, who has a hyperextended right elbow, will go to Triple-A Tacoma for a short rehab stint before returning.

Tom Wilhelmsen RP SEA 1 month ago

Wilhelmsen (elbow) will begin a throwing program Friday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

The right-hander was hoping to start up with his throwing last week but was delayed a bit longer than expected due to the hyperextended elbow. Wilhelmsen is slated to return to mound work during the team's road trip next week before likely embarking on a short rehab assignment.

Tom Wilhelmsen RP SEA 1 month ago

Wilhelmsen (elbow) hopes to resume throwing by the end of the week, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Wilhelmsen admitted that he suffered the hyperextended elbow while swinging his arms in an attempt to loosen up. It doesn't sound like the right-hander is overly concerned about the injury, and if he's able to begin a throwing program before the weekend, he might not be out for much longer than the 15-day minimum.

Tom Wilhelmsen RP SEA 1 month ago

Wilhelmsen was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday with a hyperextended elbow, Shannon Drayer of 710 AM ESPN reports.

Wilhelmsen had been ruled unavailable Sunday with the injury, though it's unclear when he sustained the setback as he pitched 1.2 innings in Friday's loss to the A's. Dominic Leone was recalled to the big league club in a corresponding move and figures to fill in a similar role in Wilhelmsen's absence.

Tom Wilhelmsen RP SEA 3 months ago

Wilhelmsen has been slowed by a sore back so far this spring, but will make his first Cactus League appearance in Wednesday's game, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

He is set to work in long relief for the Mariners this season, and could therefore log a few wins, but in general his lack of elite swing-and-miss stuff will limit his fantasy potential.

Tom Wilhelmsen RP SEA 3 months ago

Wilhelmsen is set to work in long relief for the Mariners this season, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

The former bartender-turned-closer served primarily as a versatile multi-inning setup man in 2014, turning in an impressive 2.27 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 72:36 K:BB ratio over 79.1 innings. Those strong numbers will likely allow Wilhelmsen to assume more than simply mop-up duty for the Mariners, but it still seems unlikely that he'll be well-positioned for picking up holds in most of his outings. In addition, it no longer appears that he's second in line for closing duties behind Fernando Rodney, as the gig would likely be passed on to Danny Farquhar if Rodney were to miss time with an injury.