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SEATTLE – This one didn’t carry the magnitude of the trade four years earlier. It didn’t dominate the baseball world’s headlines, or involve any All-Stars.
The Seattle Mariners have traded right-hander Taijuan Walker to the Toronto Blue Jays for a player or cash.
SEATTLE – Entering play on Friday, the Seattle Mariners had played seven games, but all were on the road in the unfriendly confines of Houston and Los Angeles – well, Anaheim, California, to be precise.
Kendall Graveman and Taijuan Walker were looking for an opportunity to prove similar injuries hadn’t completely derailed their careers.
The man-child has returned a man.
The last time Taijuan Walker had set foot in the Mariners’ spring training clubhouse was April 2016. But on Wednesday morning, as Mariners pitchers and catchers reported for their physicals, Walker was back in the place where he appeared in his first major league camp.
Taijuan Walker will start Arizona’s N.L. Division Series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers after the craziness of the Diamondbacks’ wild-card game depleted their pitching staff. Clayton Kershaw will go for the Dodgers.
SEATTLE – There’s always a “what’s next?” with Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto, and it’s no different after the blockbuster five-player trade late Wednesday that netted shortstop/leadoff hitter Jean Segura from Arizona. “Obviously, the (rotation) depth is no longer enviable,” Dipoto said, “and we will need to look to the market, whether a trade or a free agent, to try to help create a little more depth. Perhaps at the back of our rotation.
The Seattle Mariners traded right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker and shortstop Ketel Marte to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for shortstop Jean Segura and two prospects.
The Keep Fighting Kids finally got a little help Friday night in their uphill postseason chase – and they took full advantage.
Cruz homered twice before leaving with left wrist soreness, Jesus Sucre homered for the first time in 14 months and the Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Sunday.
Taijuan Walker’s season, which began with such promise, continued its downward spiral Saturday when he failed to make it through the first inning of the Mariners’ 10-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.
Taijuan Walker allowed four runs in 7
Taijuan Walker’s return Tuesday to the Mariners’ rotation mirrored his season. There were tantalizing moments of promise that faded into disappointment. And a 5-1 loss to New York Yankees.
In the midst of the wild card race in the American League, the Seattle Mariners determined they don’t have the time to wait for Taijuan Walker to rediscover the potential he showed earlier in the season. The Mariners optioned the struggling Walker to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday, a surprising move that the club hopes will jump start his sluggish performances on the mound. Walker was the corresponding move made when Seattle activated recently acquired reliever Arquimedes Caminero.
Mariners notes: Right-hander Taijuan Walker is ready to depart on a minor-league rehab assignment after experiencing no problems with his troublesome right foot over three innings in a simulated game.
June was a dreadful month for the Mariners, who ought to be glad to flip the calendar in the hope of better times ahead. That said, they sent June packing with a satisfying kick in the pants.
Mookie Betts hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning off Edwin Diaz after Boston tied it an inning earlier, and the Red Sox beat the Mariners 2-1 on Sunday.
The Mariners lost a starting pitcher and gave away a win on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.
Joe Mauer and Miguel Sano both homered for a third straight game and the Minnesota Twins polished off a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 5-4 victory on Sunday.