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Mariners prospect Danny Hultzen diagnosed with left rotator cuff strain

Apr 27, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

Danny Hultzen AP AP

Mariners prospect left-hander Danny Hultzen was scratched from Thursday’s scheduled start with Triple-A Tacoma after he had trouble getting loose. And now we know why.

The Mariners announced last night that Hultzen was diagnosed with a left rotator cuff strain and inflammation. He’s expected to rest and rehab his shoulder for the next two weeks before being reevaluated.

Hultzen received a five-year, $8.5 million major league contract from the Mariners after he was selected No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. The 23-year-old battled some control problems in Triple-A last year, but he owns a 3.01 ERA over his first 29 pro starts. He was likely in line for a promotion to the majors if he got off to a hot start this year, but any such talk is officially on hold.

  1. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 27, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    And in other news the bluejays are now 9-15 and are 7 1/2 games out of first. Can you say digging a hole? You betcha!

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 27, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    “What’s basically happened is we’re playing just good enough to lose,” manager John Gibbons said. “We’re not playing good enough to win.”

    Thanks for pointing out the obvious John

  3. shawnuel - Apr 27, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    How did Mariner news turn to Blue Jay comments? Sucks for Hultzen. Totally was regaining his prospect sheen before this with good starts in AAA Tacoma. I sincerely hope this is a “best case” scenario.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 27, 2013 at 12:06 PM

      Mariners, bluejays, whats the difference? both teams suck (_!_) and have no future and no fans.

      • tuberippin - Apr 27, 2013 at 1:23 PM

        You want to talk about the Yankees, go post on a Yankees forum. Stop being such a douchebag and learn to post something of value. Yankees aren’t even first in their division, so you trying to make up for the mediocrity of the 2013 Yankees by shitting on the Blue Jays just comes off as a pathetic and petty attempt at some semblance of respectability.

        As for “no future,” last time I checked, the Yankees have tens of millions of dollars locked in annually for the next several years for the contracts of Teixeira, Rodriguez and Sabathia, with zero prospects to speak of.

  4. dirtyharry1971 - Apr 28, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    Hang on tuberbals, let me get my little violin while you cry that tune, i want to pretend like i care..

  5. tseekins - Apr 28, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    YAY! another article hijacked by poosies.

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