Walker explains his decision to wear No. 99

During his first three seasons with the Mariners, Taijuan Walker bided his time and waited patiently for the uniform number he wanted, the one that he had worn his entire life to that point. A year later, he got traded.
Via Diamondbacks.com
10 days ago

D-backs' Walker will earn $2.25M after arbitration loss

D-backs right-hander Taijuan Walker lost his arbitration case and will make $2.25 million this year, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, as first reported by FanRag Sports.
Via Diamondbacks.com
11 days ago

Taijuan Walker, Diamondbacks go to salary arbitration

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Pitcher Taijuan Walker has become the second player this winter to go to salary arbitration with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Walker asked for $2.6 million and the team argued during Thursday's hearing that he should be paid $2.25 million. A decision by arbitrators Jeanne Wood, Gil Vernon and Robert Herzog won't be issued until all cases are completed that...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners, Orioles Swap Declining Role Players

The Mariners, after trading Taijuan Walker away in the Jean Segura deal, have been looking for a back-end starting pitcher. How desperate were they? Well, desperate enough to take a pitcher that the Baltimore Orioles — who have one of the worst rotations in baseball — didn’t want to keep around. The deal, as announced by both teams, is a straight-up swap of Seth Smith for...
Via Fangraphs
January 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Taijuan Walker dealt with 10 bone spurs in his right foot last year

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Taijuan Walker had a painful 2016 campaign in more ways than one. According to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com, Walker said that he had 10 bone spurs in his right foot last season that affected the use of his lower body. Walker also added that the biggest bone spur was 3/4 of an inch. #Dbacks Taijuan Walker said he had 10 bone spurs in his foot last...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Mariners, D-backs make 5-player trade involving Segura, Walker

It may be Thanksgiving Eve, but that didn’t stop the Arizona Diamondbacks and Seattle Mariners from making a blockbuster trade late on Wednesday night. The Mariners have sent starting pitcher Taijuan Walker and infielder Ketel Marte to the Diamondbacks for infielder Jean Segura, outfielder Mitch Haniger, and left-handed pitcher Zac Curtis. With all due respect to the other three...
Via The Comeback
November 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Mariners' Walker through 6 hitless innings vs Angels

LOS ANGELES (AP) Taijuan Walker has pitched six hitless innings for the Seattle Mariners against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Walker lost his bid for a perfect game when Ketel Marte committed a throwing error on Kaleb Cowart's grounder with two outs in the sixth. First baseman Dan Vogelbach failed to pick Marte's low throw out of the dirt. Walker is perfect otherwise...
Via Associated Press
September 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

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