Taijuan Walker 32 | Pitcher

Seattle Mariners

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Tue. Apr 15, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Walker was scratched from his minor league rehab start Tuesday with shoulder stiffness, Shannon Drayer of 710 AM ESPN Seattle reports. Impact: The 21-year-old was moved up to Triple-A Tacoma for Tuesday's start, leading to speculation that he could return to the major league team as soon as Sunday, but the right-hander failed to get loose thanks to the tight shoulder. Walker will be re-evaluated Wednesday, and that exam should shed light on the severity of this setback.(RotoWire, )
Apr 13, 2014
News: Walker (shoulder) will make his next rehab start Tuesday at Triple-A Tacoma, Todd Dybas of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Impact: If everything goes off without a hitch, it seems as though Walker could slot back into the Mariners' rotation as early as Sunday against the Marlins.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Walker (shoulder) will have his rehab assignment moved from Double-A Jackson to Triple-A Tacoma, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Impact: Walker will take the next step in his progression, but this also means that he won't pitch Tuesday's game, which will likely go to Blake Beavan. Nonetheless, Walker appears to be just one or two rehab starts away from his 2014 debut and is talented enough to warrant consideration in nearly any format.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Walker (shoulder) is under consideration to start Tuesday against the Rangers, according to Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune. Impact: A decision should be made between Walker and Blake Beavan in the next 24 hours regarding who to use Tuesday. Walker is a very highly regarded prospect and worth grabbing in all formats when he's activated from the DL.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Walker (shoulder) was dominant in his rehab start at Double-A Jackson on Wednesday, striking out 10 in five innings and allowing just three hits and one walk on 84 pitches, Jackson's broadcaster Chris Harris reports. Impact: This was Walker's second rehab start and it represented an improvement on his previous outing, when he threw just 72 pitches. It's possible he could be activated from the DL soon, assuming he came out of this start without a setback. Also, James Paxton's recently announced DL stint will open up a spot in the Mariners' rotation, which Walker could allow Walker to slot right in.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Walker's (shoulder) second rehab start will take place at Double-A Jackson this week, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Impact: In his initial rehab outing at High-A High Desert on Friday, Walker scattered two runs (one earned) across 4.1 innings. He's expected to increase his workload from 72 to 85-90 pitches, an outing that may mark his last, before he's activated from the DL. If he avoids a setback, his season debut will likely take place early next week.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Walker (shoulder) may be able to join the Mariners' rotation, after one more rehab start, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Impact: During Friday's scheduled rehab outing at High-A High Desert, Walker tossed 72 pitches without an apparent setback, according to Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle. While he's slated to ramp up his workload to 85-90 pitches in his upcoming nod, the Mariners have yet to determine where exactly he'll pitch. Nevertheless, manager Lloyd McClendon relayed that Walker is less than 10 days from his 2014 debut, if all goes as planned.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 4, 2014
News: Walker (shoulder) will make his first start for High-A High Desert on Friday, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports. Impact: This is the tail-end of Walker's rehab so it's likely he'll make a start at High-A and possibly one more depending on the results. He could be looking at a mid-April return barring any setbacks.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 2, 2014
News: Walker (shoulder) reported to High-A High Desert to start his rehabilitation Wednesday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports. Impact: The latter stages of Walker's rehab from a stiff shoulder are slated to begin in earnest, with a return to the rotation likely by mid-April, if a setback is avoided.(RotoWire, )
Taijuan Walker
2014 Season
No 2014 Stats Available
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 220  Age: 21
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 8/13/1992, Shreveport, Louisiana
College: None
Debut: 2013
Salary: $502,400
Injury Status
ON 15-DAY DL (Right shoulder impingement)