Danny Hultzen, one of the Seattle Mariners’ top pitching prospects, underwent surgery today to repair the labrum and a partially torn rotator cuff of his left shoulder.
Justin Smoak hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to apply a crushing blow to the Royals’ postseason aspirations.
Wednesday’s 8-0 against the Tigers — against Justin Verlander, nonetheless — was exactly what the Mariners needed to climb out of the awful funk they’ve been in for the month of September.
Because there’s more positive than negative surrounding the Seattle Mariners this season, it’s only appropriate the Bleacher Report shares the team’s biggest busts of spring training ’13.
Pitchers Taijuan Walker and Danny Hultzen ranked fifth and eighteenth, respectively, in MLB.com’s 2013 Top 100 Prospect List.
Trading for a big bat has always been a major risk for the Mariners because of Safeco’s daunting dimensions — but could this year’s adjustments to the field change the club’s luck?