Starting pitcher Taijuan Walker tossed two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and striking out a pair in his spring debut.
Taijuan Walker will get the first crack at impressing the Seattle Mariners in his bid to make the team’s starting rotation.
With four rotation spots seemingly spoken for, Roenis Elias finds himself locked in a battle for Seattle’s last starting slot.
“We executed at the end, we didn’t do much executing in between. That’s what spring training’s all about,” Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said after Wednesday’s 8-7 win over the Chicago Cubs.
A shaky Felix Hernandez allowed four earned runs in 2 1/3 innings before the Seattle Mariners rallied late to beat the Texas Rangers 9-8 on Sunday.
The Seattle Mariners will shut down top pitching prospect Taijuan Walker for at least one week after exams revealed inflammation in the bursa of his right shoulder.
The arrival of Robinson Cano suddenly left Brad Miller in the midst of a competition.
The leadoff position has been an issue with the club ever since Ichiro Suzuki was dealt to New York in 2012.
Fernando Rodney, the new Mariners closer, took part in Seattle’s first workout for pitchers and catchers Thursday, soon after the reliever signed a two-year contract worth $14 million.
Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma will not throw for four to six weeks because of an injury to the middle finger of his right hand.