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Mariners | Joaquin Benoit's struggles continue

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton

Mariners | Adrian Sampson placed on DL

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.

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Mariners | Tom Wilhelmsen joins Mariners

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.

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Rangers | Keone Kela out 12 weeks

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.

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Rangers | Tom Wilhelmsen avoids arbitration

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.

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Rangers | Texas adds Tom Wilhelmsen

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:56:58 -0800

The Texas Rangers acquired RP Tom Wilhelmsen from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for OF Leonys Martin Monday, Nov. 16, according to sources. There are expected to be other players involved in the deal.

Fantasy Tip: Wilhelmsen has closer experience, but he is likely best suited for a set-up role. Therefore, his fantasy value is limited to AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues, and even there he is a low-end option. However, he is an arm to watch, as he could land in save situations given his experience.

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Mariners | Tom Wilhelmsen unavilable

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 14:42:32 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen will not pitch against the Kansas City Royals Thursday, Sept. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Carson Smith projects to grab a potential save opportunity, and he could be worth a flier add for any saves chasers. Though, it will likely be a one-time chance. Wilhelmsen blew the save Wednesday, Sept. 23, but he has converted 10 of 11 opportunities with a 0.66 ERA since Sunday, Aug. 23, and he is producing as a tier-two closer of late.

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Mariners | Tom Wilhelmsen remains M's closer

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:20:24 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen remains the team's closer for now, according to manager Lloyd McClendon. Wilhelmsen has done well in his first two save chances.

Fantasy Tip: Wilhelmsen should obviously be owned in all leagues now. Carson Smith, who was closing before, is still worth owning in deeper leagues because of his solid peripherals, and there remains a chance that he could see some save chances here and there down the stretch.

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Mariners | Tom Wilhelmsen in line for saves

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:41:22 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen will pitch in a closing situation if the team has the lead Monday, Aug. 24, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.

Fantasy Tip: Those chasing the category in seasonal leagues could grab Wilhelmsen in the hopes he can land a tally in the save column Monday. But it is also a clear indication of who is up next behind closer Carson Smith, so Wilhelmsen could have a few more opportunities to convert saves before the end of the season.

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Mariners | Tom Wilhelmsen earns the save

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:49:19 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen earned his third save of the season Sunday, Aug. 23, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: With Carson Smith slumping, it looks like Wilhelmsen could see some save chances. Don't give up on Smith just yet, but Wilhelmsen could be worth adding if you are hunting for saves.

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