Taijuan Walker RUMORS & NEWS

  • Walker season `likely’ over; Nuno to start Friday

    Tacoma News Tribune "Taijuan Walker’s season appears over. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon didn’t completely rule out Walker from another start prior to Thursday’s series finale against the Royals but conceded, “Taijuan is most likely done for the year.” The issue is one of workload. Walker, 23, has pitched..." September 25

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    Shannon Drayer @shannondrayer

    Walker left game with cramp in right hip flexor.

  • Taijuan Walker has thrown 18 scoreless innings this spring

    Hardball Talk "After an injury wrecked 2014 season the Mariners chose not to hand a rotation spot to Taijuan Walker, making the 22-year-old former top prospect compete for a gig. Presumably he’s done enough to get the job, throwing 18 scoreless innings with a 19/4 K/BB ratio, including six shutout innings..." March 26

  • Walker starts bid for spot in Mariners’ rotation with two strong innings

    The News Tribune "The time is right, Taijuan Walker believes, to validate his long-held status as the Mariners’ top pitching prospect. And Wednesday served as a strong opening statement. Walker delivered two strong innings against San Diego’s revamped lineup when the Mariners opened their 32-game Cactus League..." March 04

  • Taijuan Walker leaves Arizona Fall League for personal reasons

    CBS Sports "After having his 2014 regular season derailed by shoulder problems, Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker is cutting short his Arizona Fall League stint for personal reasons. M's GM Jack Zduriencik confirmed his young righty is healthy in a statement. "Taijuan is completely healthy and was very..." October 20

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    #Mariners plan to recall RHP Taijuan Walker from Tacoma to start Wednesday vs. Mets.

  • M's Taijuan Walker is once again at center of David Price trade talks

    CBS Sports "The Rays are said to have talked to the Mariners about pitching prospect Taijuan Walker plus two or three other top young players in talks involving pitcher David Price, league sources said. Talks are ongoing and fluid, and deals being discussed could include just Price from Tampa Bay, Price..." July 18

  • Mariners to shut down Walker for two weeks

    The News Tribune "Right-hander Taijuan Walker, the Mariners’ top prospect, will be shut down from all throwing for two weeks after an examination Wednesday revealed what club officials characterized as a “right shoulder impingement.” The announcement came one day after Walker was scratched from a rehab start at..." April 16

  • Taijuan Walker scratched from Triple-A start with arm stiffness

    CBS Sports "Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker was scratched from Tuesday's scheduled Triple-A start with what is being called arm stiffness, reports Bob Dutton of the News Tribune. The team's top prospect missed time in spring training and the start of the season with a shoulder problem. Walker, 21, had..." April 15

  • Three MLB pitchers primed for a breakout in 2014

    Covers.com "Finding an undervalued arm before he catches fire is one the keys to betting early-season baseball. The mathematical masterminds at NumberFire have dug deep into their MLB analytics and predict three hurlers who have the stats on their side and look primed for a big breakout in 2014: Scott..." April 01

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    #Mariners RHP Taijuan Walker (shoulder) scheduled today for 50-pitch bullpen workout, which should include breaking balls.

  • Mariners aiming for late April return for starters Iwakuma, Walker

    CBS Sports "The Mariners are said to be hoping for a late April return for recovering pitchers Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker. Unofficially, the hope is that both pitchers can be back by sometime during the third week of April. That sounds pretty specific, but every day counts when a team with playoff..." March 13

  • Mariners shut down Taijuan Walker with shoulder inflammation

    CBS Sports "The Mariners expect gifted young right-hander Taijuan Walker to be a big part of their 2014 rotation, but things on that front are off to a rocky start. Walker was already behind schedule this spring because of shoulder discomfort, and now comes this. There's no cause to think it's anything..." February 28

  • Will Taijuan Walker be ready when season starts?

    The News Tribune "Will prize pitching prospect Taijuan Walker be ready when the regular season starts? Manager Lloyd McClendon remains hopeful, but there now seems to be some doubt. “I’m not that concerned as we speak,” McClendon said. “I don’t know what’s going to happen in the next week, but we’ll see. I think..." February 26

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    Bob Dutton @TNT_Mariners

    Taijuan Walker says he "felt great" after 25-pitch bullpen workout. No problems with shoulder.

  • Walker likely to start season in Seattle

    MiLB.com "While some managers might try to temper expectations for a top prospect, Seattle's Lloyd McClendon is going in the opposite direction when it comes to Taijuan Walker. McClendon declared Friday that the team's top prospect is expected to be part of the Mariners' Opening Day roster. The..." January 25

  • Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker and his mother keep game in perspective

    Seattle Times "Watching from the stands as her son strikes out another major-leaguer is less nerve-wracking for Nellie Garcia than back in her Little League spectator days. That son, 6-foot-4, 210-pound Mariners prospect Taijuan Walker, 20, had just sent slugger Jesus Montero back to his dugout with a called..." March 20

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