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Mariners starter Taijuan Walker suffering shoulder soreness

Feb 13, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

Taijuan Walker AP

Spring training has started off with a freakin’ whimper for the Mariners. Yesterday it was announced that Hisashi Iwakuma would miss 4-6 weeks with a finger injury. Today: Taijuan Walker is said to be suffering shoulder soreness which will be limit him early in camp.

Walker debuted last summer and is expected to be a big part of the Mariners’ rotation this year. That the bigger part — Iwakuma — is already down means this setback for Walker is doubly painful.

  1. cackalackyank - Feb 13, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    Hey, maybe Cano can make a few spot starts now and then.

  2. chill1184 - Feb 13, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Kinda curious what the Mariners pitching depth is like in order to compensate for the loses of Walker and Iwakuma.

    • joenash72 - Feb 13, 2014 at 11:29 AM

      Hector Noesi – and he is also hurt (sprained ankle).

      • karlkolchak - Feb 13, 2014 at 11:55 AM

        Fingers and shoulders and ankles–oh my!

  3. skinnyca3sar - Feb 13, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Tough break for the M’s….spending all this cash and their own prospects are made of glass. Now they have to overspend on Santana.

    • spudchukar - Feb 13, 2014 at 12:02 PM

      One guy has early Spring Training arm trouble and you label their entire Minor League System “made of glass?” Yeah that’s fair.

      • 700lb - Feb 13, 2014 at 3:41 PM

        I don’t agree that they are all made of glass…but Danny Hultzen was a big loss IMO

    • mustang6984 - Feb 14, 2014 at 12:50 AM

      Money is not an issue. The M’s have more of it to spend than most teams in the game. They bought controlling interest of ROOT Sports last season, and that is a cash cow!
      I would hardly say the farm system is made of glass. And The kid will be back before spring training is over.
      The one I’m annoyed with is Gutierrez. I did NOT want them to re-sign him, since they have gotten NOTHING from him for the money they have spent on him already. Now, he’s out for the year already!
      Iwakuma being out is not good, but he’ll be back and ready to go within a month of opening day.

  4. tc4306 - Feb 13, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    If they weren’t in the Ubaldo/Santana derby before, they are now.

  5. nymets4ever - Feb 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    They still got Randy Wolf

  6. Jason @ IIATMS - Feb 13, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    Rays are laughing about not dealing Price just yet.

  7. 4cornersfan - Feb 13, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    Pitchers will go down and any good hitters that the Mariners acquire will immediately go into inexplicable slumps. Forget about the World Series.for the next 80 years, Seattle. The Curse of Cano.

    • mustang6984 - Feb 14, 2014 at 12:51 AM

      How about we just forget about you instead?

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