Via Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik said of pitcher Taijuan Walker, regarding recent trade rumors, "I expect Taijuan to be with us."
Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports that any package the Mariners put together for David Price would have to include Taijuan Walker.
A source tells Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports that the Mariners have considered offering Taijuan Walker in a deal for David Price.
Mariners manager Eric Wedge spoke glowingly about Taijuan Walker after the team shut down the hurler for the year.
Taijuan Walker struck out eight in five innings, allowing two runs on five hits, in a no-decision against the Astros on Monday.
Taijuan Walker will make one final start with the Mariners, against the Astros on Monday, before being shut down for the season.
Taijuan Walker allowed four runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Royals on Wednesday.
Taijuan Walker had a successful major league debut Friday against the Astros, giving up an unearned run over five innings as part of a 7-1 victory.
Mariners purchased the contract of RHP Taijuan Walker from Triple-A Tacoma.
Mariners manager Eric Wedge said that Taijuan Walker is one of the candidates to start on Friday in Houston.
Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik was non-committal on Friday, but left the door open for the possibility of Taijuan Walker joining the Mariners as a September call-up.
Mariners top prospect RHP Taijuan Walker tossed five scoreless innings in his second start for Triple-A Tacoma.
Taijuan Walker tossed six scoreless innings Tuesday in his first start with Triple-A Tacoma.
Mariners prospect right-hander Taijuan Walker has been promoted to Triple-A Tacoma.