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Danny Hultzen | Starting Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/28/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Danny Hultzen will begin the year on the minor league disabled list.
Hultzen missed all of last season while rehabbing rotator cuff and labrum surgery. The southpaw hasn't had a setback, but the Mariners just want to ease him into things in extended spring training. He's still in the process of building arm strength. Apr 7 - 2:41 PM

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Mariners optioned LHP Danny Hultzen to Triple-A Tacoma.

Hultzen has looked surprisingly good in camp, but he has plenty of catching up to do after missing all of last season while recovering from rotator cuff and labrum surgery. It's possible he'll be an option for the M's at some point in 2015.
Mar 15 - 12:34 PM

Danny Hultzen threw a scoreless inning against the Rockies Wednesday in his first Cactus League action this spring.

Hultzen needed just 12 pitches to get through his frame, walking a batter but inducing a double play and a ground out. It was Hultzen's first game action since 2013 as he recovers from rotator cuff and labrum surgery. It's been a long road back, but the 25-year-old is on his way.
Mar 11 - 7:06 PM

Danny Hultzen (shoulder) will make his first appearance in the Cactus League on Wednesday.

Not only will this be Hultzen's first action of the spring, it will be his first action since undergoing shoulder surgery in 2013. Hultzen was the second-overall pick of the 2009 draft. There's not much expectation that the 25-year-old will contribute at the MLB-level in 2015, but it's possible he's able to make it up to the bigs at some point this year.
Mar 11 - 12:30 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Wednesday that Danny Hultzen (shoulder) should see game action by the end of the week.

Hultzen threw 28 pitches Tuesday in his first batting practice session of the spring and came out of it feeling great. This is promising news for someone who missed all of last season following rotator cuff and labrum surgery. The 25-year-old has a lot of work to do, but he could work his way to the majors at some point later this year.
Mar 4 - 10:34 AM

Danny Hultzen (shoulder) felt great Tuesday after throwing 28 pitches in his first batting practice session of the spring.

Hultzen missed all of last season while he was in rehab mode from rotator cuff and labrum surgery, but he entered spring training with no restrictions. The 2011 No. 2 overall pick has thrown 35 2/3 innings over the last two years, so the shine has worn off him as a prospect, but he'll try to get his career back on track this year.
Mar 3 - 2:14 PM

Danny Hultzen (shoulder) is throwing this spring with full medical clearance.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, Hultzen missed all of last season rehabbing from rotator cuff surgery. He was throwing in instructional league games near the end of last season, though, and he's been deemed healthy by doctors as spring opens. The 25-year-old isn't going to break camp with the club, but now back on track he could be making a major league impact before the season is through.
Feb 21 - 4:54 PM

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said Tuesday that pitching prospect Danny Hultzen (shoulder) "should be" 100 percent for spring training.

Making his way back from rotator cuff surgery, Hultzen threw well in his third and final instructional league outing Tuesday and will now be shut down until spring training. "They said it was really impressive," Zduriencik said. "He feels really good and is now shut down. He’s finished for the fall. He showed an average fastball, really good curve and changeup. He was confident and his delivery is sound. So he’ll go home and come back in January and be ready for Spring Training."
Source: MLBlogs.com
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 09:33:00 PM

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said Saturday that Danny Hultzen (shoulder) has been throwing off a mound at "about 75 percent."

"He’s on a mound," Jack Zduriencik said, "and he’s throwing about 75 percent. He’s pain-free, and he seems to be coming along very nicely." Making his way back from major shoulder surgery, Hultzen remains on pace to return to game action during the Arizona Fall League.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Mariners optioned LHP Danny Hultzen to Triple-A Tacoma; optioned LHP Anthony Fernandez and OF Julio Morban to Double-A Jackson; reassigned LHP James Gillheeney, RHPs Jonathan Arias, Andrew Carraway, Stephen Kohlscheen, Mark Rogers and Chance Ruffin, Cs John Hicks and Manny Pina, INF Gabriel Noriega and OF Burt Reynolds to minor league camp.

The first wave of cuts in Mariners' camp and there aren't any real surprises here. Hultzen, 24, had surgery last October to repair his left labrum, capsule and a partial tear to his rotator cuff. He faces a long road back.
Wed, Mar 5, 2014 10:35:00 AM

Danny Hultzen (shoulder) is nearing the beginning of his throwing program.

Hultzen has already been ruled out for the 2014 season after having surgery last October to repair his left labrum, capsule and a partial tear to his rotator cuff. The former top prospect is obviously facing a long rehab and an uncertain future.
Thu, Jan 23, 2014 08:08:00 PM

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik confirmed this week that Danny Hultzen will miss the entire 2014 season while recovering from rotator cuff surgery.

It's a tough break for the 23-year-old southpaw who was the Mariners first round pick from the 2011 draft. He had posted a stellar 2.05 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 34/7 K/BB ratio in 30 2/3 innings at Triple-A Tacoma before the injury, and appeared on the verge of cracking the Mariners rotation.
Source: MLB.com
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Mariners pitching prospect Danny Hultzen underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his left labrum, capsule and a partial tear to his rotator cuff.

It's no surprise, as Hultzen missed most of the season with shoulder issues and had multiple setbacks. The Mariners have offered no timetable for his return, but it's obviously a major procedure. It would be a surprise if he did anything for the big club next season.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 07:45:00 PM

Mariners pitching prospect Danny Hultzen will get a second opinion on his left shoulder from Dr. James Andrews.

Hultzen missed most of the season due to shoulder issues, and he felt pain again recently while pitching in the instructional league. The Mariners are worried that he might have damage in the tendon/labrum area. Whether or not he'll require surgery should be known about Dr. Andrews' exam.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 07:16:00 PM

Mariners pitching prospect Danny Hultzen (shoulder) threw a three-inning simulated game at Safeco Field Saturday.

It comes after he returned for Triple-A Tacoma on September 1 with two relief innings. Hultzen has been limited to just 35 2/3 innings this season due to shoulder issues, but he's feeling fine now and manager Eric Wedge said the lefty "looked free and easy" Saturday. Hultzen will pitch in the Arizona Fall League.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 11:35:00 AM

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