Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:00:04 -0800
Free-agent RP Tom Wilhelmsen (Mariners) signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, Feb. 10. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:46:12 -0800
Seattle Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen was released Tuesday, Nov. 22.
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 06:01:24 -0800
The Seattle Mariners have designated RP Tom Wilhelmsen for assignment.
Sat, 10 Sep 2016 11:28:23 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen (back) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, Sept. 10.
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:22:19 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, Aug. 27, with lower back spasms.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:45:17 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Joaquin Benoit could lose his job as the club's primary setup man, after allowing eight earned runs in 8 2/3 innings over his last nine appearances, giving him a 5.30 ERA for the season. "Sometimes, his shoulder doesn't bounce back," manager Scott Servais said. "But it's probably more of a mechanical, release-point, timing issue. To see him miss the strike zone as much as he's missed it by, that's very un-normal. That's not him." Servais added that Benoit claimed his arm felt fine during his outing against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, June 30, even though there have been several recent occasions where he was unavailable to pitch. RP Edwin Diaz is the most likely candidate to take over the role, although RPs Tom Wilhelmsen and Nathan Karns are also expected to be placed under consideration.
Fantasy Tip: Diaz has posted a 2.03 ERA in 12 appearances since joining the parent club last month, with 23 strikeouts over 13 1/3 innings. The 22-year-old rookie right-hander should be owned in AL-only fantasy leagues and in other formats which value the holds category. Wilhelmsen and Karns aren't worth rostering outside of deep AL-only leagues.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:50:46 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Adrian Sampson (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, June 24, because of a right flexor bundle strain. The team also optioned RP Tom Wilhelmsen to Class AAA Tacoma. Ps Wade LeBlanc, Donn Roach and David Rollins were recalled from Class AAA Tacoma.
Fantasy Tip: It is not known who will take Sampson's spot in the starting rotation, but Taijuan Walker could return in the near future. Walker has a decent ERA despite his 3-6 record and should be used against favorable matchups.
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:52:20 -0700
Free-agent RP Tom Wilhelmsen (Rangers) signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, June 21.
Fantasy Tip: Wilhelmsen had an eventful stay with the Rangers, but he could be worth grabbing in AL-only leagues for ratios and K's.
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:54:12 -0700
Texas Rangers RP Keone Kela (elbow) will be out roughly 12 weeks after having surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow Friday, April 22. RP Tom Wilhelmsen will now be asked to help cover the sixth and seventh innings with Kela out.
Fantasy Tip: Kela was serving as the seventh-inning setup man for Texas but can now be dropped in any leagues that he was owned. If you're looking for a possible saves contributor in Texas, look to Sam Dyson.
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:23:00 -0800
Texas Rangers RP Tom Wilhelmsen avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $3.1 million deal Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Fantasy Tip: Wilhemsen is a decent ratios/holds/K's guy with Shawn Tolleson firmly entrenched as the closer. Look for Wilhemsen at the end of drafts.