Taijuan Walker

Addison Russell could make an impact for the Oakland Athletics in 2014. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Prospect Insider’s American League Impact Rookies

Prospect Insider’s Steve Simas presents the top rookie candidates to make a splash in 2014.

1090 The Fan–03/24/2014

Hisashi Iwauka is a few weeks from throwing again after suffering a finger injury. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Churchill: ‘Kuma, Walker Injuries No Reason To Panic

The Seattle Mariners will start the season in a few weeks without right-handers Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker. Should fans be worried about their long-term status?

1090 The Fan–03/14/2014

The Mariners' signing of Robinson Cano was matched by the impact moves of the Rangers and Athletics. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Prospect Insider: Who’s In, Who’s Out | AL West

It was an extraordinarily busy winter for the five clubs in the American League West. Each organization made significant moves, with all but the Los Angeles Angels spending big dollars to improve their respective rosters. Let’s take a look at the details.

1090 The Fan–03/11/2014

Jesus Montero (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Montero Helps Mariners Beat White Sox 7-4

Fernando Rodney gave up a run and two hits in his debut with the Seattle but Jesus Montero had two singles and an RBI to help the Mariners beat a Chicago White Sox split-squad 7-4 Thursday.

1090 The Fan–03/06/2014

Taijuan Walker (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Walker Shut Down For 5-7 Days

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.

1090 The Fan–02/28/2014

(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Churchill: M’s Young Arms Turning To Cutter

The Seattle Mariners have a stable of young arms garnering a lot of attention around baseball. That all starts with Taijuan Walker and continues with southpaw James Paxton. Both made their big-league debuts in 2013 […]

1090 The Fan–02/25/2014

Kendrys Morales may be the best fit among remaining options for the Mariners. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Churchill: M’s Can Still Make Splash

Jason A. Churchill kind of likes a projected lineup that includes Kendrys Morales, who remains a free agent and is being pursued by multiple clubs.

1090 The Fan–02/22/2014

Right-hander Taijuan Walker makes his first big-league start of 2014 Monday in Houston. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Rant Sports: 5 Mariners ‘Sure To Shine’ In Peoria

Taijuan Walker continues to improve his late-moving fastball which consistently checks in at 94-95 mph.

1090 The Fan–02/12/2014

Nelson Cruz's name has been linked to the Seattle Mariners all offseason. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

M’s Should Focus On Pitching, Defense

We’re boring down on February, the free agent market for hitters has nearly dried up entirely and the Mariners continue to be tied to Nelson Cruz. Why? Maybe because the reporters are just connecting dots; the Mariners need offense and Cruz and Morales are two of the very best options available that could make some kind of difference. Maybe the Mariners have legitimate interest in Cruz. Why? I haven’t the foggiest.

1090 The Fan–01/29/2014

Seattle Mariners Introduce Robinson Cano

Seattle GM Hopes To Add Starter Before Spring

Jack Zduriencik does not see the Seattle Mariners making another splash signing before the start of spring training after an offseason of big moves highlighted by the signing of second baseman Robinson Cano.

1090 The Fan–01/23/2014

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