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Danny Hultzen | Starting Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/28/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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. Mar 5 - 10:35 AM

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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.
Jan 23 - 8:08 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

Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik confirmed that Danny Hultzen (shoulder) could be shut down for the season.

Hultzen hasn't pitched in a game since June 27 and remains without a timetable to resume a throwing program. More than likely, he's done for the season. Hultzen was limited to just five starts at Triple-A Tacoma and posted a 2.20 ERA and 0.91 WHIP.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 04:35:00 PM

Mariners pitching prospect Danny Hultzen will remain shut down for about 10 more days as he continues recovering from irritation in his left shoulder.

Hultzen, who has made just one start since April, was scratched from a Triple-A start last week after he had trouble getting loose. While the Mariners initially deemed it a minor setback after no structural damage was found, he's obviously nowhere close to returning to game action. Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik said the club is looking into his routine and mechanics for a way to get him over the hump physically.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 11:10:00 AM

Danny Hultzen will be shut down for the next 10-14 days with left rotator cuff irritation.

Hultzen wasn't able to make his start Tuesday after failing to get loose in the bullpen. The good news is that he doesn't have any structural damage, but the bad news is that he's made just one start in over two months due to shoulder issues. At the very least, it's starting to look like a lost developmental year for him.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 07:39:00 PM

Danny Hultzen was scratched from Tuesday's start for Triple-A Tacoma after he was unable to get loose in the bullpen before the game.

The Mariners are saying he was scratched as a precaution, but it's concerning given that he's made just one start after missing two months with shoulder issues. The M's figure to play it safe and bring him along slowly.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 10:05:00 PM

Danny Hultzen performed well for Triple-A Tacoma in his first start since returning from the disabled list, allowing just two hits over six scoreless innings.

Hultzen, who was making his first start since April 19, fanned six while walking just one on the day. He threw just 78 pitches due to a limited pitch count, but will be back to his normal workload for his next start. While he may not get an extended look this season, look for Hultzen to make his Mariners' debut at some point this summer.
Fri, Jun 28, 2013 01:44:00 AM

Danny Hultzen (shoulder) has begun playing catch.

Hultzen was shut down in late April with a left rotator cuff strain and general shoulder tendinitis. The Mariners are expected to take it very slowly with their prized pitching prospect. He had a cool 2.78 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 25/6 K/BB ratio through his first 22 2/3 innings (four starts) this season at Triple-A Tacoma and could reach the major leagues later this summer if he can get healthy.
Mon, May 20, 2013 10:50:00 AM

Danny Hultzen has been told by the Mariners' training staff that his left shoulder injury is "not worrisome."

Hultzen has been diagnosed with a left rotator cuff strain and tendinitis, but evidently it's a mild case. He's expected to miss at least two weeks, but it doesn't sound like an extended absence will be required.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 03:02:00 PM

Mariners prospect left-hander Danny Hultzen was diagnosed with a left rotator cuff strain and tendinitis.

Hultzen was scratched from his start Thursday with Triple-A Tacoma after he had trouble getting loose. He'll rest and rehab for now and is expected to miss a minimum of two weeks. The highly-touted prospect is 3-1 with a 2.78 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 25/6 K/BB ratio through 22 2/3 innings over his first four starts this season at Triple-A.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 11:18:00 PM

Danny Hultzen was scratched from Thursday's start at Triple-A Tacoma after he was unable to get loose.

It shouldn't be a big deal. Hultzen is off to a fine start at Tacoma this season, posting a 2.78 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 25/6 K/BB ratio over his first 22 2/3 innings.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 10:36:00 PM

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