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  1. Padres, Rays, Mariners discussing trade involving Wil Myers

    Dec 16, 2014, 6:19 PM EST

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    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported last week that the Rays had received calls from “about a half-dozen teams” regarding the availability of young outfielder Wil Myers. And it appears the Tampa Bay front office was paying attention to those calls …

  2. Mariners official: “We’re not looking to trade” Brad Miller

    Dec 13, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

    Brad Miller

    There is a bit of uncertainty around Mariners shortstop Brad Miller, but the club sounds intent on keeping him in town.

  3. MLB players react to Odell Beckham, Jr. catch on Sunday Night Football

    Nov 23, 2014, 10:20 PM EST

    Odell Beckham Jr.

    Giants receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. made a ridiculous catch on Sunday Night Football. MLB players reacted to it on Twitter.

  4. Taijuan Walker makes “personal decision” to leave Arizona Fall League, Mariners say he’s healthy

    Oct 20, 2014, 2:14 PM EST

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    “Taijuan is completely healthy and was very impressive in his two outings, but made a personal decision that he needed to return home at this time.”

  5. Taijuan Walker wasn’t thrilled with his first rehab start

    May 29, 2014, 11:51 AM EST

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    Taijuan Walker made his first minor-league rehab start last night as he comes back from a shoulder injury and the Mariners rookie wasn’t thrilled with his performance against Triple-A hitters.

  6. Taijuan Walker to begin rehab assignment on Wednesday

    May 24, 2014, 10:45 PM EST

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    Taijuan Walker will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday. If things go well, he could join the Mariners’ rotation in early June.

  7. Hisashi Iwakuma is healthy and ready for his season debut

    May 1, 2014, 4:16 PM EST

    Hisashi Iwakuma

    Out since early spring training with a finger injury, Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma is expected to come off the disabled list and make his season debut Saturday against the Astros.

  8. Hisashi Iwakuma nearing return to the Mariners

    Apr 23, 2014, 11:02 AM EST

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    Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma was expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment this week as he comes back from a spring training finger injury, but instead the team had him throw a 58-pitch simulated game yesterday.

  9. James Paxton out until at least late May

    Apr 22, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

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    Left-hander James Paxton has been on the disabled list since April 9 and Adam Jude of the Seattle Times reports that the Mariners rookie is unlikely to rejoin the rotation until at least late May.

  10. Hisashi Iwakuma cleared to begin rehab assignment

    Apr 18, 2014, 3:32 PM EST

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    Out since February with a strained tendon in his middle finger, Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma threw a simulated game today without any problems and has been cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

  11. Taijuan Walker diagnosed with shoulder impingement

    Apr 16, 2014, 8:01 PM EST

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    Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker had to be scratched from what was supposed to be his final minor league rehab start Tuesday at Triple-A Tacoma and he headed to Seattle on Wednesday for tests. The MRI results are in.

  12. Taijuan Walker scratched from rehab start at AAA Tacoma with more shoulder discomfort

    Apr 15, 2014, 8:23 PM EST

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    Mariners top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker was scheduled to make one final rehab start on Tuesday at Triple-A Tacoma before joining the major league starting rotation. But that plan can now be torched.

  13. Taijuan Walker will make another rehab start at Triple-A

    Apr 12, 2014, 10:10 PM EST

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    Taijuan Walker will have to make one more rehab start before returning to the Mariners’ rotation. Blake Beavan will get a spot start as a result.

  14. Taijuan Walker makes first minor league rehab start

    Apr 5, 2014, 12:35 PM EST

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    Making his way back from shoulder inflammation, Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker struck out seven batters last night in his first rehab start.

  15. Mariners give Nationals castoff Chris Young a rotation spot

    Mar 27, 2014, 12:48 PM EST

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    Released by the Nationals earlier this week, Chris Young has signed with the Mariners. And unlike most of these scenarios Young is actually getting a major-league deal and a spot in Seattle’s starting rotation. Young is coming back from thoracic outlet syndrome and didn’t pitch in the majors at all last season, but he was…

  16. 2014 Preview: Seattle Mariners

    Mar 25, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Seattle Mariners. The Big Question: Robinson Cano and . . . then what? The Mariners certainly made the biggest…

  17. Mariners release right-hander Scott Baker

    Mar 24, 2014, 8:32 PM EST

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    According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Mariners granted Scott Baker his release today. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports that he asked for his release after declining an assignment to Triple-A. Signed to a minor league deal over the winter, Baker appeared to have a rotation spot to lose after Hisashi…

  18. Taijuan Walker makes first spring start

    Mar 22, 2014, 11:55 PM EST

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    Mariners starter Taijuan Walker made his first start of the spring against the Padres’ Triple-A squad in Peoria on Saturday. He allowed a run on two hits in one inning of work. The right-hander was shut down earlier this spring with inflammation in the bursa of his right shoulder. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times…

  19. Taijuan Walker will throw in a minor league game on Saturday

    Mar 21, 2014, 9:20 PM EST

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    Mariners starter Taijuan Walker will throw in a minor league game in Peoria on Saturday, MLB.com’s Greg Johns reports. Johns adds that Walker is expected to throw 20-30 pitches over two innings against Triple-A competition. Walker was diagnosed with inflammation in the bursa of his right shoulder in late February and was promptly shut down…

  20. Taijuan Walker throws 40-pitch ‘pen session, feels “great”

    Mar 16, 2014, 4:50 PM EST

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    MLB.com’s Greg Johns has the status update … Good news from Taijuan Walker today as the youngster threw a 40-pitch bullpen session and said he felt great. Walker is likely a couple weeks still from throwing in a game and a few more from being Major League ready, in the best-case scenario, but the fact he’s…

  21. Taijuan Walker “feels normal again” after shoulder problems

    Mar 13, 2014, 2:44 PM EST

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    Good news from Mariners camp, as 21-year-old top prospect Taijuan Walker resumed throwing off a mound today after being shut down with shoulder inflammation last month. Walker threw a 25-pitch bullpen session and afterward told Greg Johns of MLB.com that he “had a big smile on my face” and “today was a big relief.” It’s…

  22. Taijuan Walker to resume throwing Thursday

    Mar 4, 2014, 7:40 PM EST

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    Taijuan Walker was shut down last week after he was diagnosed with inflammation in the bursa of his right shoulder, but Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that he’s scheduled to resume throwing Thursday. Walker has been limited for most of the spring, so even if all goes well Thursday, it’s expected that…

  23. Hisashi Iwakuma won’t begin throwing for another three weeks

    Feb 28, 2014, 7:05 PM EST

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    Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma won’t throw for another three weeks due to a strained tendon in his middle finger, reports Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune. Iwakuma was expected to miss four to six weeks and rejoin the rotation in mid-to-late April. The news comes on the same day the Mariners shut down Taijuan…

  24. Miguel Sano to have elbow examined after more soreness

    Feb 28, 2014, 1:03 PM EST

    Twins Daily

    More bad news for stud prospects, as slugging Twins third baseman Miguel Sano joins Oscar Taveras and Taijuan Walker in having negative injury updates today. Sano has been dealing with elbow problems since winter ball, but was cleared for game action upon arriving at Twins camp. Unfortunately in yesterday’s game he tweaked his elbow making…

  25. Taijuan Walker shut down with shoulder inflammation

    Feb 28, 2014, 10:47 AM EST

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    It’s a bad day for top prospects and injuries. First the Cardinals aren’t ready to put Oscar Taveras into a game because his ankle isn’t fully healed and now the Mariners announced that Taijuan Walker will be shut down for at least a week after an exam revealed shoulder inflammation. Walker complained of shoulder soreness…

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