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Seattle excited for Felix's return, will have to wait for Walker

Felix Hernandez proclaimed himself back and ready to roll on Saturday after throwing 75 pitches in a strong final rehab outing on Friday at Triple-A Tacoma, but fellow starter Taijuan Walker is still likely several weeks away from returning from a foot issue as the Mariners continue trying to piece together their rotation.
6 days ago

Walker wearing boot on sore right foot

As play resumed following the All-Star break, there were updates in injured Mariners pitchers Taijuan Walker, Charlie Furbush and Nick Vincent.
7 days ago

Hernandez nears return, Walker goes to DL for Seattle

HOUSTON (AP) The Seattle Mariners placed right-hander Taijuan Walker on the disabled list with a lingering problem in his right foot Wednesday, the same day injured ace Felix Hernandez took a big step toward his return from the DL. Walker left his start on Tuesday night with tendinitis his right foot. It was the third start Walker exited early with the same problem. Manager Scott...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Walker tames Orioles in Mariners 5-3 victory

SEATTLE (AP) Taijuan Walker held the powerful Orioles to just four hits over 6 1/3 innings, Seth Smith hit a two-run home run and the Seattle Mariners beat Baltimore 5-3 on Thursday night. Walker (4-6) gave up a solo home run to Hyun Soo Kim in the seventh but otherwise did not allow a runner past first base. He struck out five and walked no one. With Kim's homer, the Orioles set...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Walker leaves start with right Achilles' tendon injury

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Seattle Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker has left his start against Tampa Bay with what the team called an ''aggravated right Achilles''' tendon. Walker left after allowing a one-out triple to Cory Dickerson in the fourth inning of Tuesday night's game. He looked to be in discomfort after delivering the pitch that Dickerson drove to left field. After...
Via Associated Press
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

DPD: Walker, Tillman; a Limited Selection

We got a bit of a late start today, but it’s also an awfully thin group to select from on this baseball Wednesday. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Taijuan Walker (SEA) versus Baltimore’s Chris Tillman Of course we profile Walker after he’s coming off allowing the most earned runs he has in a start this season, but he’s been the quintessential post-hype sleeper through...
Via The Sports Post
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Taijuan Walker Has a New Weapon

When you’ve got a problem with command, your options seem obvious. You can clean up your mechanics, which is easier said then done. You can focus on throwing strike one. You can move on the rubber in order to move your heat map to a better spot. You can tinker with your fastball selection in case you have better command or outcomes with one of them. You can limit throwing a secondary...
Via Fangraphs
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Here Comes Taijuan Walker

You’ve read articles like this before. That’s because Taijuan Walker has been a somebody for years, and we’ve all been waiting for him to kick it up. When you know a player is already hyped, you’re predisposed to think the most of any encouraging performances. It’s a bias, is what it is, leading observers to get ahead of themselves. I think, in the past, it’s been easy...
Via Fangraphs
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Who Is the Real Taijuan Walker?

It’s been a rocky, inconsistent year for the Seattle Mariners, for whom much was expected by many. They are likely to finish more than a couple games below .500, comfortably out of the very attainable second wild-card position. The stunted development of many of their young, homegrown players, including Mike Zunino and the since departed Dustin Ackley, was a major factor. Early...
Via Fangraphs
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Taijuan Walker’s Command, Then and Now

Command is a funny thing. It’s not easy to spot in the numbers. You have to watch a game and see the pitcher consistently miss his spots before you start to understand that even a guy with great walk rates may not have great command. Taijuan Walker does not have good command. He also walked […]
Via Fangraphs
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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