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TAIJUAN WALKER RUMORS

Taijuan Walker Still Has Not Been Named Mariners 5th Starter

When it comes to 22-year-old right-hander Taijuan Walker making the Seattle Mariners‘ starting rotation manager Lloyd McClendon has been non-committal. Despite Walker’s quietly incredible spring, the fifth and final spot in the rotation is still up for grabs between Walker and 26-year-old left-hander Roenis Elias. Walker’s been in the rotation conversation for two seasons...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Seattle Mariners Taijuan Walker Is Coming Of Age

Phenom Talent Has It All Working It seems we’ve been here before.  The Seattle Mariners have had dozens of young arms throughout the years that were blessed with unimaginable talents to do the what seems like such a simple thing — throw a baseball. All of them could throw the ball of course but precious few, however, have lived up to the promise of becoming dominant. We live...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Taijuan Walker runs spring scoreless streak to 18 innings

  Taijuan Walker extended his flawless spring to 18 scoreless innings, and Mike Zunino homered for the Seattle Mariners in a 3-2 victory Wednesday night over the Chicago Cubs. The 22-year-old Walker, looking to lock up a rotation spot, struck out six and walked one in six more shutout innings. He gave up two hits. Zunino launched his team-leading fourth home run and Robinson Cano...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Walker runs shutout streak to 18 innings, Mariners top Cubs

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Taijuan Walker extended his flawless spring to 18 scoreless innings, and Mike Zunino homered for the Seattle Mariners in a 3-2 victory Wednesday night over the Chicago Cubs. The 22-year-old Walker, looking to lock up a rotation spot, struck out six and walked one in six more shutout innings. He gave up two hits. Zunino launched his team-leading fourth home run...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Who should win the 5th Spot in the Rotation?

The battle for the last spot in the Seattle Mariners pitching rotation has been escalating during spring training. Highly-rated prospect Taijuan Walker has been pitching absolutely lights out this spring, while 2014 breakout Roenis Elias has also had a solid spring. Both starters are slated to get another start before manager Lloyd McClendon makes a final decision on the rotation...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Taijuan Walker vs. Roenis Elias: Battle for Seattle’s Rotation

When the Mariners traded Michael Saunders to the Blue Jays for starter J.A. Happ, there was going to be one unhappy Mariners starting pitcher. When manager Lloyd McClendon came out and said, “We didn’t acquire J.A. Happ to pitch in the bullpen,” someone was going to have to take the fall for this move. It’s always good to have depth, so it looks as if the Mariners will have...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Taijuan Walker rolling through four Spring starts

Spring numbers don’t really matter, right? Right. Except for when they do. One such situation is as it pertains to position and rotation battles, like the one that 22-year-old Mariners’ SP Taijuan Walker finds himself in against 26-year-old Roenis Elias. Its a tough spot for Elias, who put together a strong season (10 wins, 3.85 ERA) in the back-end of Seattle’s rotation...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Walker throws 3 shutout innings as Mariners top D-backs 11-4

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Taijuan Walker pitched three shutout innings, leading the Seattle Mariners past an Arizona Diamondbacks split-squad 11-4 on Saturday. Kyle Seager drove in two runs and had two sacrifice flies, and Rickie Weeks hit two doubles. Diamondbacks starter Rubby De La Rosa walked in a run in the second to start the scoring. In the third, the Mariners added two runs...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Taijuan Walker Off The DL But Optioned To AAA

Taijuan Needs More Time It was a good news, bad news kind of week for the Seattle Mariners when it comes to their prized pitching prospect Taijuan Walker. Walker had his third rehab start since the most recent shoulder injury setback on Monday, and this time the results were a bit better.  Walker managed to throw 77 pitches over five innings giving up four hits and two runs.  Both...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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