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Mariners SP Danny Hultzen expected to have no restrictions this spring
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/1/14) Mariners starting pitcher prospect Danny Hultzen, who missed the 2014 season due to rotator cuff surgery on his left shoulder, will be shut down until spring training after throwing three times in the Instructional League, according to MLB.com. Hultzen threw 25 pitches in his last outing Tuesday.
"They said it was really impressive," general manager Jack Zduriencik said. "He feels really good and is now shut down. He’s finished for the fall. He showed an average fastball, really good curve and changeup. He was confident and his delivery is sound. So he’ll go home and come back in January and be ready for spring training."
Hultzen is expected to have no restrictions during the spring.
"We were real cautious. There was some talk of putting him in the Fall League, but we’re going to back off a little," Zduriencik said. "This kid has been through a lot this year. The fact he’s been on the mound in Instructional League is enough. There’ll be a challenge for him next year regardless of how he reports physically, where is he going to be innings-wise after missing a whole year like this."
Danny Hultzen playing catch from 90 feet
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(2/19/14) Mariners pitching coach Rick Waits said prospect Danny Hultzen is playing catch three times a week from about 90 feet, according to The Seattle Times. He's expected to progress to 120 feet soon, but Waits added the team will be very cautious with the left-handed hurler, who is expected to miss the 2014 season due to shoulder surgery.
Danny Hultzen expected to begin throwing program
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/23/14) Mariners pitching prospect Danny Hultzen is expected to begin his throwing program in the near future, MLB.com reports. Hultzen will start the program in Arizona, as the team will oversee the start of his recovery. |
Hultzen has already been ruled out for all of the 2014 season after having rotator cuff surgery in November.
Danny Hultzen to miss entire 2014 season
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(11/14/13) Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik told MLB.com that pitching prospect Danny Hultzen will be out for all of the 2014 season as a result of having rotator cuff surgery last month.
Hultzen made only seven starts in the minors in 2013, as he struggled with shoulder issues for much of the season.
Danny Hultzen undergoes shoulder surgery
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
|(10/1/13) Mariners pitching prospect Danny Hultzen underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his left labrum capsule and partial tear to his rotator cuff, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Hultzen missed most of the 2013 season with shoulder issues and underwent multiple setbacks along the way. The Mariners have offered no given timetable for his return.
Paxton 3 scoreless IP; M's lose to Indians 8-5
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) James Paxton allowed two hits in three scoreless innings and Nick Franklin drove in two runs Wednesday in the Seattle Mariners' 8-5 loss to the Cleveland Indians.
|In a 2011 draft class deep in pitching talent, Danny Hultzen was selected second overall, behind only Gerrit Cole and ahead of Trevor Bauer, Dylan Bundy, Archie Bradley, Jose Fernandez and Sonny Gray, among others. So ... where is he now? Try fresh off the operating table. When a few weeks of rest couldn't remedy a shoulder issue that flared up in early July, Hultzen met with Dr. James Andrews in late September and ended up needing surgery to repair his left labrum, capsule and rotator cuff. Coming back from any shoulder surgery is a challenge. This one had a checklist. For the year and a half Hultzen was healthy, he performed about like you'd expect for a player with his pedigree. His control escaped him at times, but he baffled hitters with his deceptive delivery and mid-90s fastball, recording 10.0 strikeouts per nine innings while allowing 6.1 hits per nine innings. Whether or not he can recapture that form is something we won't know until 2015 at the earliest. For now, Hultzen deserves the benefit of the doubt in long-term keeper leagues, given his upside, but you can ignore him in single-season formats.
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