Seattle Mariners
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Name  Tom Wilhelmsen
Born  12/16/1983
Height  6-6
Weight  230
Number  54
Position  RP
Bats  R
Throws  R
8/7/2013 7:19:00 PM
Description: The Mariners have demoted righthander Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Tacoma. SOURCE: Greg Johns,
Insight: There was even some discussion that he could be converted into a starter though manager Robby Thompson quickly put those rumors to bed. With Danny Farquhar on a roll right now, it doesn't look like he'll be relinquishing his closer duties any time soon. Wilhelmsen should be back in September but he's unlikely to close again this season.
Cold8/2/2013 7:28:00 PM
Description: Tom Wilhelmsen's ninth inning debacle Thursday against the Red Sox has cost him his job as closer. SOURCE: Geoff Baker, Seattle Times
Insight: The move appears to be temporary. We're guessing The Bartender will win back his ninth inning role sooner or later. Until then, he belongs on the waiver wire.
8/1/2013 10:44:00 PM
Description: The Mariners blew a 7-1 eighth-inning lead Thursday at Boston, and closer Tom Wilhelmsen was right in the middle of it. He surrendered four runs in the ninth inning without recording an out.
Insight: Wilhelmsen doesn't get credited with a blown save since he entered with a 7-2 lead or a loss because he didn't permit the final two runs, but it was damaging to fantasy owners nonetheless. The right-hander had allowed just one earned run and saved all six save chances in his previous 7 1/3 innings.
7/3/2013 9:06:00 PM
Description: Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Tom Wilhelmsen could pitch in a save situation as soon as Wednesday night, according to Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune.
Insight: Wilhelmsen has given up one hit, zero walks and zero runs over his last four appearances. The team really has no other options to close, so he should be installed as the closer once again unless he has a complete meltdown.
7/2/2013 8:17:00 PM
Description: It appears that Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen is close to becoming the closer again. SOURCE: Greg Johns,
Insight: The Bartender lost his closer's job a few weeks ago but he's looked pretty sharp over his last few outings (0.00 ERA, no hits allowed in his last three appearances). Wilhelmsen has converted 16 of his 21 save chances this season.
Cold6/14/2013 10:35:00 PM
Description: Mariners righthander Tom Wilhelmsen has temporarily been relieved of his closer duties. SOURCE: Seattle Times
Insight: Wilhelmsen (0-2, 3.77 ERA, 16 saves) started the year on fire but he's cooled off considerably over his last few outings. Expect Carter Capps (2-1, 3.54) to get most of the save chances while Wilhelmsen works on earning his manager's trust back.
Cold6/13/2013 10:04:00 AM
Description: Seattle closer Tom Wilhelmsen gave up five runs in 1/3 on an inning Wednesday to blow a save against the Astros.
Insight: Wilhelmsen has given up 11 earned runs and blown three saves over his last eight appearances. After the game, manager Eric Wedge said that Wilhelmsen is still the closer, but left the door open for a change. "Tom Wilhelmsen is still our closer, standing here right now," Wedge said, according to "But the game just got over."
5/20/2013 9:18:00 PM
Description: Seattle closer Tom Wilhelmsen finally blew his first save of the season Monday against Cleveland.
Insight: It looked like Wilhelmsen was about to get his 12th save, but instead he bobbled Justin Smoak's flip to first with two outs in the ninth. The error allowed Jason Kipnis to score from first base. Fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned as Wilhelmsen has only allowed one earned run in 19 innings this season.
4/28/2013 8:16:00 PM
Description: Mariners closer Tom Wilhelmsen is a perfect 8-for-8 on save chances this season and has allowed one earned run and four hits in 12 innings.
Insight: Wilhelmsen solidified Seattle's bullpen last year after taking over the closer role and ended up posting a 2.50 ERA and striking out more than a batter per inning.