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Mariners optioned RHP Taijuan Walker to Triple-A Tacoma.

Walker was recalled to make the start Wednesday afternoon, but a return to Tacoma was always on the agenda. Walker allowed two runs over five innings in the start but was once again wild, walking six and hitting Ruben Tejada in the head with a pitch. He'll continue to refine his command at the minor league level.
Jul 23 - 7:17 PM

Taijuan Walker allowed two earned runs over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Mets.

Walker allowed only two hits but walked six in the shaky outing -- his first at the major league level since July 6. The 21-year-old right-hander is expected to be sent back to Triple-A Tacoma by Thursday afternoon.
Jul 23 - 6:52 PM

Taijuan Walker is expected to be sent down following Wednesday's start.

The Mariners have an off day Monday and plan to go with four starters for a while. Walker could potentially change their mind with a nice effort Wednesday, but it sounds like the top prospect will have a short stay with the big club.
Jul 23 - 2:40 PM

Mariners recalled RHP Taijuan Walker from Triple-A Tacoma.

Walker will start on Wednesday against the Mets. The young right-hander has posted a 3.60 ERA while striking out nine over 10 innings in his two starts for the Mariners this season. He isn't guaranteed to stay over the long haul, but his upside makes him a worthy pick-up in any leagues where he's available.
Jul 23 - 1:43 AM

Mariners optioned RHP Erasmo Ramirez to Triple-A Tacoma.

He struck out 10 while allowing two runs over seven innings against the Mets Tuesday but gets the boot because the M's needed to clear room for Wednesday starter Taijuan Walker. Ramirez will be back up later this season.
Jul 23 - 1:41 AM

Erasmo Ramirez allowed two runs and gave up five hits in his seven innings of work against the Mets on Tuesday.

Ramirez made the most of his recent call-up, striking out a season-high ten and walking just two as he lowered his ERA to 4.35. He had the misfortune of facing off against Jacob deGrom, who matched him pitch-for-pitch and ended up with the win, dropping Ramirez to 1-5 on the season. We'll see if the quality effort leads to a few more starts. Prior to this start, his last work had come against the Red Sox in late June.
Jul 23 - 1:10 AM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said that Roenis Elias "checked out fine" Tuesday after exiting Monday's start with a left forearm cramp.

Elias left the outing after 90 pitches when he cramped up, but it sounds like he'll be fine. The left-hander will start this weekend against the Orioles.
Jul 22 - 9:48 PM

Taijuan Walker will be recalled to start on Wednesday versus the Mets.

Walker has put up a 3.60 ERA while striking out nine over 10 innings in his two starts for the Mariners this season. With James Paxton (lat) slated to return pretty soon, Walker likely has to pitch well in order to remain in the rotation. Still, he makes for a nice streaming option Wednesday at the very least.
Jul 22 - 6:34 PM

Mariners recalled RHP Erasmo Ramirez from Triple-A Tacoma.

Ramirez will start for the Mariners on Tuesday night against the Mets. The 24-year-old right-hander has considerable upside, but he owns a 4.58 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 11 starts this season at the major league level and probably isn't worth the risk in standard fantasy formats.
Jul 22 - 4:05 PM

Mariners prospect outfielder Alex Jackson suffered a small fracture of the maxillary antrum (sinus area) on Monday when he struck in the face by a line drive during a Rookie-level Arizona League game.

Jackson, the No. 6 overall pick in June's First-Year Player Draft, suffered the injury when he slid while attempting to track down a fly ball in the right-center field gap. However, he lost the ball in the lights and it hit him in the left cheek. He was carted off the field, but never appeared to lose consciousness. No word yet on the timetable for his return.
Source: MiLB.com
Jul 22 - 2:31 PM

Mariners prospect outfielder Gabriel Guerrero went 2-for-4 with a double for High-A High Desert on Monday.

Guerrero is in the midst of an 11-game hit streak during which he has hit .340/.365/.460. After a poor June, during which he hit .247/.281/.315, Guerrero looks like he could hit .300 for his third out of four months, while posing an OPS higher than 800. His aggressive approach will likely make him a one level per year prospect, but he has the raw talent to hit .300 with 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases.
Jul 22 - 1:16 PM

Mariners optioned 1B Justin Smoak to Triple-A Tacoma.

The move clears a spot for Tuesday's starter Erasmo Ramirez. Smoak went 4-for-20 (.200) with one double and one RBI during his most recent stint with the big club.
Jul 22 - 8:27 AM

Danny Farquhar (elbow) allowed an unearned run in one inning of work in his return to action Monday against the Mets.

Farquhar was unavailable Sunday due to tenderness in his pitching elbow, but it's not a major concern. The 27-year-old has an excellent 2.68 ERA and 50/14 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 innings this season.
Jul 22 - 4:24 AM

Dustin Ackley had a monster game in Monday's 5-2 win over the Mets, going 3-for-4 at the dish and robbing a homer in the field.

Ackley's heroics improved Seattle to 53-46, 2 1/2 games up for the second Wild Card slot in the American League. The outfielder had two singles and an RBI double, but his most impressive display came in stealing Travis d'Arnaud's sixth inning would-be-homer. Ackley started heating up right when we started hearing his name in trade rumors; he's batting .360 (18-for-50) in July.
Jul 22 - 1:12 AM

Willie Bloomquist went 3-for-5 with a steal, two runs scored, and an RBI double in a win over the Mets on Monday.

Somebody out there will wake up tomorrow morning grinning ear-to-ear that Bloomquist was in his AL-only fantasy lineup tonight. Chances are, that isn't you. In truth, nobody could have seen a big night coming from the veteran utilityman. This was Bloomquist's first steal of the season, his first three-hit game of the year, and the double represented his first extra-base hit since June 22. Willie Bloomquist will now return to being Willie Bloomquist.
Jul 22 - 1:06 AM


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