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  1. Hisashi Iwakuma cleared to begin rehab assignment

    Apr 18, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

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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.

  2. Taijuan Walker diagnosed with shoulder impingement

    Apr 16, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Apr 15, 2014, 8:23 PM EDT

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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.

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

    Apr 12, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

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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.

  5. Taijuan Walker makes first minor league rehab start

    Apr 5, 2014, 12:35 PM EDT

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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.

  6. Mariners give Nationals castoff Chris Young a rotation spot

    Mar 27, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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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…

  7. 2014 Preview: Seattle Mariners

    Mar 25, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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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…

  8. Mariners release right-hander Scott Baker

    Mar 24, 2014, 8:32 PM EDT

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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…

  9. Taijuan Walker makes first spring start

    Mar 22, 2014, 11:55 PM EDT

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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…

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

    Mar 21, 2014, 9:20 PM EDT

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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…

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

    Mar 16, 2014, 4:50 PM EDT

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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…

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

    Mar 13, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

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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…

  13. Taijuan Walker to resume throwing Thursday

    Mar 4, 2014, 7:40 PM EDT

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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…

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

    Feb 28, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

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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…

  15. Miguel Sano to have elbow examined after more soreness

    Feb 28, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

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    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…

  16. Taijuan Walker shut down with shoulder inflammation

    Feb 28, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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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…

  17. Taijuan Walker feels great

    Feb 17, 2014, 12:57 PM EDT

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    Taijuan Walker showed up to Mariners camp with soreness in his right shoulder, but he threw a bullpen session today and says he “felt great” according to Bob Dutton. That’s some good news for Seattle, which had a rash of crappy news in the first couple days of spring training.  Walker should be ready to go…

  18. Mariners starter Taijuan Walker suffering shoulder soreness

    Feb 13, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    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…

  19. The Rays are in no rush to trade David Price

    Dec 21, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

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    After the Mariners signed second baseman Robinson Cano to a ten-year, $240 million contract two weeks ago, many predicted that the next shoe to drop would be a trade with the Rays for David Price. But reports indicated that the Rays would only let go of the left-hander if the Mariners included Taijuan Walker in…

  20. Corey Hart took Taijuan Walker’s uniform number

    Dec 13, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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    This is amusing considering the rumors about Seattle possibly trading top pitching prospct Taijuan Walker in a deal for David Price. Today the Mariners introduced Corey Hart and Logan Morrison as official signings and Hart was given jersey No. 27, which is the number Walker wore during his debut this year. MLB.com reporter Greg Johns…

  21. The Mariners aren’t as serious about trading for David Price as we thought

    Dec 10, 2013, 7:03 AM EDT

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    Jon Heyman reports that the Mariners believe David Price “would be theirs” if they agree to include Taijuan Walker in a trade but that, welp, they don’t want to include Walker in a trade. Or James Paxton for that matter. Rather, they’d like to build a trade for Price around position players. Presumably Dustin Ackley…

  22. Mariners could part with Nick Franklin and other young talent to bolster roster

    Dec 8, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

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    If you thought the Mariners were going to call it an off-season after signing second baseman Robinson Cano to a ten-year, $240 million contract, think again. They’re only just getting started. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweets that the Mariners could use some of their young talent, such as middle infielder Nick Franklin, to bolster…

  23. Will the Mariners’ next big move be for David Price?

    Dec 6, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT

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    Now that the Mariners have signed Robinson Cano for $240 million there’s tons of speculation about their next big move, since the consensus is that Seattle has significant payroll space left to spend and remains aggressive on a number of trade and free agent fronts. Making a run at David Price would be another huge splash,…

  24. Robinson Cano signing only bad if the Mariners stop now

    Dec 6, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT

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    No, there’s very little chance that Robinson Cano will resemble a $24 million player in 2023. But at least he’s better than that now. In a world in which Jacoby Ellsbury is worth $22 million annually and middle-rotation starters get $10 million-$13 million per year, it’s hardly unreasonable to value Cano as a $30 million…

  25. Olney: Mariners appear destined to sign a big-name starting pitcher

    Nov 30, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

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    We’ve heard all sorts of talk about the Mariners attempting to upgrade their offense this winter, with names like Carlos Beltran and Nelson Cruz in the conversation, but ESPN’s Buster Olney writes that they might be better-positioned to land one of the top free agent starting pitchers on the market: One of the three most…

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