Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:57:29 -0700
The Seattle Mariners likely will not use RP Tom Wilhelmsen as a starting pitcher for the rest of the season but could consider using him as a starter during spring training next season, according to manager Lloyd McClendon. "I think it would awfully hard to build him this year, but certainly going into spring training, I think it's something we'll probably entertain," McClendon said. "Why not? He's 94-97 with real good sink. He's got a cutter, curveball, slider and a changeup. He's a power guy. He's got a power arm and he's flourished in the long role. He's mature enough to handle it."
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:40:42 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen made his first major league start after 191 relief appearances for the Mariners, never pitching more than three innings in his career. He worked 2 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, one hit and three walks with three strikeouts in a 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:30:29 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen will receive the start Thursday, July 10.
Fantasy Tip: Wilhelmsen will draw the rare spot start against the Minnesota Twins tomorrow. He has never started a game in the majors, so he probably won't be tasked to pitch that many innings.
Mon, 05 May 2014 16:38:48 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Danny Farquhar is unavailable to pitch Monday, May 5, after pitching two innings Sunday, May 4. RP Tom Wilhelmsen will only be used in an emergency situation.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:50:21 -0700
Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen (back) is available again for duty Monday, April 14, after being slowed over the weekend by tightness in his back.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:59:44 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen (back) wasn't used over the weekend because he was dealing with a stiff back.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 12:36:57 -0700
The Seattle Mariners have recalled RP Tom Wilhelmsen from Triple-A Tacoma. He will be used as a middle reliever, with RP Danny Farquhar having secured the closer's role.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 10:51:57 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen will start for Triple-A Tacoma Tuesday, Aug. 6, and throw a few innings. The team isn't saying that they're making him a starter, but the idea is to let him work on all of his pitches in multiple innings.
Fantasy Tip: The M's seem committed to having Wilhelmsen working on his problems, so don't count on him returning to Seattle anytime soon. Regaining the closer's role this year is probably less likely, so keep that in mind. He shouldn't be on any rosters right now.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:51:32 -0700
The Seattle Mariners optioned RP Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Tacoma Monday, Aug. 5.
Fantasy Tip: Wilhelmsen lost his closer's job, and now he will work with the Rainiers trying to make his way back up to the big club. Manager Eric Wedge doesn't trust him, and is using Danny Farquhar as his new closer now. Drop Wilhelmsen in all fantasy leagues.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:21:45 -0700
Seattle Mariners acting manager Robby Thompson said the team will go back to a committee approach to the ninth inning after RP Tom Wilhelmsen blew the save Thursday, Aug. 1.
Fantasy Tip: Thompson mentioned that they'll approach the ninth based on situations, meaning he's likely to go with either Yoervis Medina or Wilhelmsen against righties and Oliver Perez against lefties. The darkhorse here would be Danny Farquhar. Grab Perez or Medina in deep mixed leagues if you're desperate for a bump in saves.