Wilhelmsen signed with the St. Paul Saints of the independent American Association, The Marshall News Messenger reports. Wilhelmsen was cut loose by the Padres near the end of spring training. He'll now look to build up his resume in an independent league, likely in an attempt to eventually return to affiliated baseball.
Wilhelmsen was released by the Padres, Baseball America reports. He was in camp on an NRI deal, but failed to impress and will now look to latch on elsewhere. The 34-year-old has not been an effective big-league pitcher since 2015 when he was in Seattle.
Wilhelmson signed a minor-league contract with the Padres which includes an invitation to spring training, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Wilhelmson broke camp with the Diamondbacks last season but was designated for assignment in June after compiling a 4.44 ERA and 17:12 K:BB across 26.1 innings of relief. The 34-year-old joined the Brewers on a minor-league deal shortly thereafter, but was cut loose after struggling to a 13.15 ERA across 13.0 frames with Triple-A Colorado Springs. Even if Wilhelmson earns an Opening Day bullpen spot with the Padres, he won't carry mixed-league relevance.
Wilhelmsen was released by the Brewers on Saturday. The 33-year-old was picked up by Milwaukee after being released by the Diamondbacks earlier this season, but struggled over 16 relief appearances at Triple-A Colorado Springs, racking up a 13.15 ERA and 2.62 WHIP. He will look to latch on with another organization in hopes of continuing his 2017 campaign, though it will surely be on a minor-league basis.
Wilhelmsen agreed to a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Tuesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Wilhelmsen, who was released by the Diamondbacks on Monday after posting a 4.44 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 17:12 K:BB through 26.1 innings this season, is expected to report to Triple-A Colorado Springs later this week. The 33-year-old could find himself back in the majors relatively soon given Milwaukee's ongoing bullpen struggles; the Brewers rank last in the majors with 19 losses and their 1.46 WHIP is the third-worst mark in the league.
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