Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/31/14
Seattle Mariners left-handed pitching prospect Danny Hultzen has long been considered one of the better prospects in the minors but he may face an extended period on the sidelines with a shoulder injury. DJ Short of Hardball Talk reported that Hultzen was diagnosed with a left rotator cuff strain and inflammation. Hultzen is expected to sit out around two weeks before being reevaluated. He had been scheduled to start on Thursday for Triple-A Tacoma but was scratched when he had trouble warming up. Hultzen, 23, was ranked 18 by MLB.com and 29 by Baseball America in pre-season prospect rankings, and is considered the second-best pitching prospect in Seattle's organisation, behind Taijuan Walker.  It had been expected that Hultzen would see the majors at some point in 2013, depending on his progress at Triple-A. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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