|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||185.00||10.00||12.00||0.00||3.79||1.28||173.00||68.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Shoulder - 15-day DL. Out until at least late April|
|vs LHB|| 9.2||0||0|| 3.72||0||2||10|
|vs RHB|| 5.1||0||0|| 3.38||0||2||2|
|Last 10 Games|
|Taijuan Walker receives shoulder injection |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/19/14) Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker received a shoulder injection and will be re-evaluated in the next seven days, MLB.com reports Saturday. Walker was scratched from his Triple-A rehab start on Tuesday due to an impingement in his shoulder. He was immediately shut down for at least two weeks die to the ailment.
|Taijuan Walker's MRI reveals shoulder impingement |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/16/14) Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker will be shut down for two weeks after an MRI Wednesday revealed an impingement in his shoulder, MLB.com reports.
If Walker looks good after the time off, the team will begin the progression of his rehab again. He was scratched from Tuesday's scheduled rehab start due to stiffness in the pitching shoulder.
|Taijuan Walker scratched with shoulder stiffness |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/15/14) Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker had his rehab start at Triple-A Tacoma scratched Tuesday due to stiffness in his pitching shoulder.
The team announced he was unable to get loose, and will be reevaluated Wednesday to determine just how serious of a setback this is in his recovery from an injury that forced him on the disabled list to open the season.
|Taijuan Walker starting in Tacoma Tuesday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/14/14) Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker will start Tuesday in Tacoma, according to the Seattle Times.
Walker is attempting to come back after a shoulder injury limited his spring. He's made progress and could be close to a return based on whether he can get through this start without any issues.
|Taijuan Walker moving rehab to Triple-A Tacoma |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/12/14) Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker (shoulder) will shift his rehab assignment from Double-A Jackson to Triple-A Tacoma, according to the Tacoma News Tribune on Saturday. He is expected to make his next rehab start next week, although a date has not been finalized.
"He needs to continue to get stronger," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "He needs to continue to command all of his pitches. He's progressing well. We're very pleased with where he is at this point."
|Consider this the culmination of the inevitable. Lauded as one of the game's top pitching prospects even as he was just learning to pitch, Taijuan Walker's progression has gone about as smoothly as possible for a player who had so much catching up to do when the Mariners took him 43rd overall in the 2010 draft. The former high school basketball star now boasts a devastating fastball-changeup combination and a complete secondary arsenal, elevating him to the No. 1 spot among pitching prospects. Dissenters might cast a vote for Archie Bradley instead, but unlike Bradley, Walker is major league-ready, having held his own in three five-inning starts for the Mariners late last season. He was expected to lock up a rotation spot this spring before coming down with shoulder soreness that will sidelined him for at least the first month, but that just reduces his chances of having to shut down in early September because of an innings limit. Long-term, the Mariners envision Walker forming a dominant one-two punch with Felix Hernandez, reducing Hisashi Iwakuma to third-wheel status. As for right now, he might be the closest you'll find to this year's Jose Fernandez.
(Updated 1/14/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/20/14||@ MIA||1:10 pm||Kevin Slowey|
|4/21/14||HOU||10:10 pm||Dallas Keuchel|
|4/22/14||HOU||10:10 pm||Scott Feldman|
|4/23/14||HOU||3:40 pm||Jarred Cosart|
|4/25/14||TEX||10:10 pm||Colby Lewis|
|4/26/14||TEX||9:10 pm||Robbie Ross|
|4/27/14||TEX||4:10 pm||Yu Darvish|
= probable start