Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:06:50 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker (ankle) had surgery Monday, Oct. 17, in Seattle to remove a bone fragment on his right ankle. He will begin rehab immediately, and is expected to be ready for full activity at the start of spring training.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:42:43 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker was recalled from Class AAA Tacoma Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 15:49:38 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker was optioned to Class AAA Tacoma Monday, Aug. 8.
Sat, 06 Aug 2016 10:50:22 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker (foot) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, Aug. 6.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 03:49:39 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker (foot) was sent to Class AAA Tacoma for a rehab start on Monday, Aug. 1.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:00:02 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker (foot) will need at least one rehab start and a re-evaluation before he will be activated from the disabled list, according to manager Scott Servais.
Fantasy Tip: Walker is an inconsistent hurler who checks out as a high-risk, high-reward option nightly. For the season, he has a 3.66 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 80 strikeouts through 86 innings. And while he should be owned in all formats, it's a fantasy headache trying to figure out whether he's worth starting whenever he takes the hill.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 16:41:24 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker (foot) is scheduled to throw a simulated game Wednesday, July 27.
Fantasy Tip: Walker probably will make at least rehab start before he returns and is a few weeks away from joining the rotation. Owners should continue to hold onto Walker because he currently has a 3.66 ERA and did have some solid starts when he was healthy.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:50:26 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker (foot) is scheduled to play catch the next two days and then move to a bullpen session in Toronto. He will need a rehab start before returning. He has been thinking more about offseason surgery, and the recovery time would be four months. Surgery would include an incision on the inside of his foot to shave the bone down.
Fantasy Tip: Walker has all the tools to be a top-line fantasy starter, but his foot injury has likely contributed to a very up-and-down 2016 season. He's sporting a 3.66 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and is striking out a career-high 8.4 hitters per nine innings. For his potential alone, he's worth stashing everywhere, but until his foot is surgically fixed there's plenty of risk involved.
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:13:53 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker (foot) will resume light throwing shortly after having the walking boot removed from his right foot Sunday, July 17. He is expected to return from the disabled list in several weeks.
Fantasy Tip: The 23-year-old right-hander is 4-7 with a 3.66 ERA through 16 starts this season, with 18 walks and 80 strikeouts through 86 innings. He should remain stashed in all fantasy formats.
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:23:45 -0700
Seattle Mariners P Taijuan Walker (foot) was diagnosed with tendinitis in his right foot by a specialist Sunday, July 10, and he could return to the rotation in two weeks.
Fantasy Tip: Mike Montgomery impressed in his first start of the year, and he could be a sneaky DFS sleeper until Walker returns.