Taijuan Walker left his start for the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday evening due to yet another issue with troublesome foot injuries that have plagued him for the past two months. The young pitcher was removed in the fifth inning of the team's loss to the Houston Astros after giving up five runs in four-plus innings of wortk.
After the game, Mariners manager Scott Servais did not sound too optimistic about Walker's short-term prognosis
"It's obviously not right," the manager said. "He's trying to battle through it, but it's just not there."
Walker, 23, has posted a solid 3.66 ERA to go with a 1.14 WHIP and nearly a strikeout per inning. He's been a darn good DFS play when on the bump, but we have no idea when that will actually happen again. What we do know is that the young starter has dealt with tendinitis in his right arch, forcing him to miss a start during that span. We will have updates when they become available.