August 6, 2009 - Golden Baseball League (GBL) - Tucson Toros
Tucson, AZ - The Tucson Toros announced Thursday that the Milwaukee Brewers have acquired the contract of Righthanded Pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen. The hard throwing Tucson native struck out an impressive 13 batters over 11 2/3 innings for the Toros this season and notched two saves, including the franchise\'s first ever save on Opening Night. Wilhelmsen will be returning to the Milwaukee organization who originally drafted him in the 7th round of the 2002 MLB Amatuer Draft out of Tucson High School. Tom is expected to report to the Brewers minor league complex in Phoenix before joining the Rookie Level Helena Brewers of the Pioneer League.
Wilhelmsen is the third Tucson Toro to be picked up by a Major League organization this season, joining fellow Righthanded Pitchers Andrew Romo, who signed with the San Francisco Giants organization, and Rene Garcia who is now in the Chicago White Sox farm system.
The Toros will return home to host a six game homestand beginning Friday, August 7th at 7:00 p.m. against the Edmonton Capitals and St. George Roadrunners.