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Danny Hultzen | Starting Pitcher | #60

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/28/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (2) / SEA

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Cubs signed LHP Danny Hultzen to a minor league contract.
According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, Hultzen will earn $600,000 if he cracks the big league roster with another $150,000 available in incentives. The former second overall pick missed all of last season while recovering from shoulder surgery. Injuries have limited the 28-year-old to just 10 minor league innings since 2013. Mar 1 - 8:56 PM

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Danny Hultzen (shoulder) will sit out the 2017 season.

Hultzen has logged just 10 minor league innings since 2013 due to lingering left shoulder problems and he needed another surgery this past July, but the former second overall pick of the Mariners is planning to rehab for a full year and latch on with an organization leading into the spring of 2018. Hultzen will spend the time off finishing his history degree at the University of Virginia. He turns 28 years old later this month.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 07:11:00 PM

Mariners re-assigned LHPs Danny Hultzen and Brad Mills and OF Mike Baxter to minor league camp.

Manager Scott Servais spilled the beans on Hultzen's demotion a few days ago, so this move was expected. Hultzen was trying to land a spot in the Mariners' bullpen but any hopes of that happening went out the window when he re-injured his shoulder earlier this week. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 draft, Hultzen has never pitched in the big leagues.
Sat, Mar 12, 2016 10:47:00 PM

Mariners manager Scott Servais said Thursday that Danny Hultzen (shoulder) is "going to be down for a while" and is currently "exploring his options."

None of that sounds good for a guy with an ugly history of shoulder troubles. Hultzen entered camp this spring with the hope of winning a spot in the Mariners' bullpen, but he began experiencing renewed discomfort in his upper left arm this week and the focus has now shifted to his long-term health. The former second overall pick has totaled just 43 2/3 innings of professional baseball since the beginning of the 2013 season.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 10:43:00 AM

Danny Hultzen (shoulder) suffered a setback and will be "held back" for a few days.

He's dealing with renewed shoulder soreness. This comes as a surprise after Hultzen declared himself game ready after throwing to live hitters at Saturday's batting practice. Hultzen was hoping to land a spot in the Mariners' bullpen this spring but the shoulder injury isn't helping his cause.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 10:26:00 AM

Danny Hultzen (shoulder) threw 20 pitches to live hitters during a batting practice session on Saturday.

Hultzen indicated feeling great afterwards and declared himself ready for game action next week. The former top prospect is being looked at as a reliever this spring and could have an outside chance at securing a bullpen role with a strong showing in Cactus League play.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 02:07:00 PM

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto revealed Tuesday that Danny Hultzen will enter spring training as a reliever.

It's unclear whether the club has totally abandoned the idea of using Hultzen as a starter again, but it wouldn't be a surprise if they gave up on him being able to stay healthy in a rotation role. Hultzen has made just three starts in two years and 10 in three years due to shoulder woes. The former No. 2 overall pick is no longer on the 40-man roster.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 06:26:00 PM

Mariners sent LHP Danny Hultzen outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

Hultzen cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last Friday. While the 2011 No. 2 overall pick is a familiar name, it's not surprising that he's staying put. Shoulder problems have limited him to just 43 2/3 innings over the past three seasons.
Wed, Nov 25, 2015 01:55:00 PM

Mariners designated LHP Danny Hultzen for assignment.

Hultzen has been on the shelf since May thanks to shoulder issues. The 27-year-old southpaw was the second overall selection in the 2011 amateur draft. He hasn't thrown more than 35 innings since 2012, when he turned in a 3.05 ERA over 124 frames.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 01:35:00 PM

The Mariners have shut pitching prospect Danny Hultzen (shoulder) down for the season.

Hultzen hasn't pitched since May due to shoulder issue, but the M's had been holding out hope that he could appear in fall or winter ball. However, they've just decided to shut him down until spring training. The second overall pick in the 2011 Draft, Hultzen has been limited to just 43 2/3 innings since the start of 2013 because of shoulder problems. He'll be out of options next spring.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 08:12:00 PM

Danny Hultzen has been shut down due to shoulder fatigue.

At this point, the chances of him making it back to pitch at the big league level in 2015 are slim. The Mariners will continue to exhibit every possible precaution with the young left-hander as he continues his recovery.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 01:38:00 PM

Danny Hultzen (shoulder) has been returned to Double-A Jackson's roster after completing a rehab assignment.

Hultzen appears to be over the bout of shoulder fatigue that he first started dealing with in May. The left-hander, of course, missed most of the last two seasons with shoulder issues.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 02:38:00 PM

Danny Hultzen has been placed back on the disabled list at Double-A Jackson with shoulder fatigue.

The hope is that he'll be ready to rock after two weeks of rest. Hultzen, the second overall pick in the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft, is still working his way back from 2013 rotator cuff and labrum surgery.
Tue, May 26, 2015 05:45:00 PM

Danny Hultzen (shoulder) will make his first start of the season for Double-A Jackson Friday.

Hultzen has been sidelined since 2013 after rotator cuff and labrum surgery, but he had a nice camp this spring and is ready to start games. He's still a long way away from being a member of the Mariners' rotation, but it's a good first step.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 07:01:00 PM

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.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 02:41:00 PM

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