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18 Neil Walker 2B
Height/Weight: 6-3/210 | Birthdate: 9/10/1985 | Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $3,300,000 | Owned/Started%: 92/77 | Average Draft Position: 211.14
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Struggling Neil Walker benched Wednesday against Braves


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Slumping Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is catching a break Wednesday in Atlanta. Clint Barmes is set to start in that spot instead.

Walker is 1 for 23 in his last six games as his stat line has weakened to .270/.341/.456.


Hitters to sit in Week 22


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/22/2014) So you're thinking of starting Mike Zunino, Allen Craig, Neil Walker, Casey McGehee, Brock Holt or Josh Hamilton in Fantasy Week 22 (Aug. 25-31)? That may not be such a great idea.

Check out the latest Start and Sit Hitters to find out why.


Neil Walker set to sit against Braves on Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is catching a break Wednesday against Atlanta. He is out of the lineup after playing in five straight games. He had been dealing with a back injury.

Walker, who has managed four hits in 17 at-bats since his return, owns a stat line of .276/.344/.457.


Neil Walker hits 17th home run against Braves


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Pirates second baseman Neil Walker hit his 17th home run Monday against the Braves.

Walker struck in the third inning. He belted a 91 mph fastball out to right field for a solo shot. Walker also hit a single earlier in the game. He finished 2 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Neil Walker absence Saturday pre-planned


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) The absence from the Saturday lineup of Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was planned after his return from a back problem Friday. He is set to start the next three games, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.RR

Neil Walker not in Saturday lineup for Pirates


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) One night after returning to the Pirates lineup, second baseman Neil Walker is again out of it. He is not starting Saturday night in Washington.

Walker missed nearly two weeks with a back issue. His absence Saturday could be merely a precaution against playing him two straight games upon his return.


Neil Walker able to return Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is back in the lineup for the first time in nearly a week Friday against the Nationals, after overcoming a back injury.

Walker is batting fourth and starting at second base for Friday's game, his first start since leaving Sunday's game. He has just one at-bat since Aug. 5 as a result of this injury. 


Pirates rule out Neil Walker as DL possibility


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Clint Hurdle has confirmed that the Pirates have ruled out placing second baseman Neil Walker on the disabled list with a sore lower back, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Walker has started just one game since Aug. 2. He has not played since being used as a pinch-hitter Saturday. He did take batting practice and field grounders Thursday. He will be evaluated Friday.


Neil Walker still sidelined with back problem


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) A back issue that has limited Pirates second baseman Neil Walker to just three at-bats since Aug. 1 is keeping him out of the lineup again Thursday in Detroit.

Walker is still hoping to avoid the 15-day disabled list. He has not started a game in 13 days.


Neil Walker again a no-go Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Despite word that Pirates second baseman Neil Walker will avoid a disabled list stint, he remains out of the lineup Wednesday in Detroit with a back injury that has limited him to three at-bats since August 1. The team has not indicated when he's expected to return.

Neil Walker remains out Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is not in the lineup yet again Tuesday against the Tigers, as he continues to deal with a lingering back injury. He has not played since appearing as a pinch-hitter Saturday, and it is not yet clear when the team expects him back. 

Neil Walker still absent from lineup with back issue


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Back spasms again has Pirates second baseman Neil Walker sitting Monday against the Tigers. He has had just three at-bats since Aug. 1.

Neil Walker optimistic despite ongoing back problem


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Pirates second baseman Neil Walker believes he can avoid a trip to the disabled list despite having missed five of his last six games with back spasms and being scratched from the Sunday lineup after he was penciled in.

"Whether it's my lower back or mid-back or hamstring or whatever it may be, it's just tightening up on me," he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I've had the hardest time getting it back to square one. ... I"m just taking it day by day. [Sunday] wasn't a great day for me, but I've seen a back specialist. Nothing is alarming to him, nothing is alarming to me."

Walker is hitless in his last nine at-bats since July 31.


Neil Walker removed from lineup, possibly headed to DL


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was removed from Sunday's lineup after he reported continuing tightness in his lower back, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It's becoming increasingly likely that he'll go on the DL, the paper said.

Walker pinch-hit Saturday, his first appearance since last Tuesday.

"I think we're coming to a crossroads here," manager Clint Hurdle said. "I don't think he felt as good as he was hoping to today, this morning when he came in."

Walker is hitting .277 with 16 homers and 50 RBI in 364 at-bats.


Neil Walker still absent from lineup with back problem


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) A back injury that has limited Pirates second baseman Neil Walker to two at-bats since Aug. 1 will keep him out again Saturday against San Diego.

Walker had reported improvement around midweek, but has yet to work his way back into action.


Neil Walker still sidelined Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Pirates infielder Neil Walker is still out of the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Padres, as he continues to deal with a back injury. He was able to take batting practice prior to the game, but still missed his third game in a row. 

Neil Walker remains sidelined by back injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Pirates infielder Neil Walker has seen improvement in the back injury that has kept him sidelined in recent days, but he is not yet able to return to the lineup Thursday against the Marlins.

Walker has just two at-bats since last Friday, and remains day to day moving forward. He might be available to pinch-hit Thursday. 


Neil Walker back improving - could have pinch-hit Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was available off the bench Wednesday despite a tight lower back that prevented him from starting, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He has been limited to just two at-bats since Friday.

"We thought we'd give him another full day of treatment, see the doctors," Clint Hurdle explained. "The evaluations came back that everything was in a good place."

Walker boasts a strong .278/.348/.457 stat line this season with 52 RBI and 50 runs scored.


Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker sidelined Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen (side) and second baseman Neil Walker (back) were held out of the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Miami. McCutchen missed a second straight game, while Walker missed his first.

Neil Walker removed early Tuesday with back tightness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was removed from Tuesday's game due to another bout of back tightness, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Walker missed games on Saturday and Sunday due to back tightness Tuesday, but he came out early in his return after going 0 for 2 with a walk. Walker owns a .278/.348/.457 line with 16 home runs and 50 RBI in 363 at-bats.


Neil Walker returns from back tightness Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins, after missing the team's previous two games due to a back injury.

Walker ultimately sat out three days due to the injury, which proved to be enough to get him back to full health. He is batting fifth and starting at second base in the game. 


Neil Walker sits out again Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Pirates second baseman Neil Walker missed a second straight start Sunday against the Diamondbacks due to back tightness. Michael Martinez replaced Walker in the starting lineup.

Back tightness keeps Neil Walker out of lineup


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was scratched Saturday against the Diamondbacks in Arizona because of tightness in his back, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Walker is hitting .280 with 16 homers and 50 RBI in 361 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Sunday's series finale in Arizona.

Neil Walker homers for third time in six games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Pirates second baseman Neil Walker homered for the third time in six games during a 12-7 win Tuesday against the Dodgers. Walker, who finished 2 for 4 with one double, one walk, two runs and three RBI, clubbed a solo home run off Josh Beckett in the second inning -- his 15th home run this season.

Walker is batting .344 with a .419 on-base percentage, .641 slugging percentage and 1.060 OPS in 18 July games. He also has one triple, four home runs, five doubles, 11 RBI, 16 runs, nine walks, 11 strikeouts and one stolen base in that span.


Neil Walker posts consecutive three-hit games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Pirates second baseman Neil Walker collected three hits for a second straight game and homered for the third time in eight games during a 5-3 win Sunday against the Rockies.

Walker capped the win with a solo home run offf Matt Belisle in the seventh inning. It was his 14th home run of the season.

Walker is batting .333 (19 for 57) with one triple, three home runs, four doubles, eight RBI and 13 runs in 16 July games.