Wed, 05 Mar 2014 07:30:05 -0800
The Seattle Mariners optioned SP Danny Hultzen to Triple-A Tacoma; and P Anthony Fernandez and OF Julio Morban to Double-A Jackson.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:49:42 -0800
The Seattle Mariners hope SP Danny Hultzen (shoulder) will be able to pitch in the Arizona Fall League this year. He's throwing three times a week from 90 feet, and he could be stretched to 120 feet soon.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:59:08 -0800
Seattle Mariners SP Danny Hultzen (shoulder) has already been ruled out for 2014 after having rotator cuff surgery. Hultzen is on the verge of beginning a throwing program that the club will oversee in Arizona as he begins his return.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:41:41 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Danny Hultzen (shoulder) underwent surgery to clean up his labrum and fix a partial tear in his rotator cuff Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Fantasy Tip: This could set back Hultzen's progress considerably next season, as shoulder surgeries can often mean lengthy rehab processes. It might not be until the second half of next season before we see the lefty in the big leagues and at full strength.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:14:47 -0700
Updating a previous item, Seattle Mariners SP Danny Hultzen (shoulder) will receive a second opinion on his injured left shoulder next week. Dr. Edward Khalfayan, the team's physician, didn't like what he saw on the initial visit. "Ed saw him and quite frankly he doesn't like what he sees," general manager Jack Zduriencik said. "He saw some damage that he was unhappy with. It's not the rotator cuff. It's the tendon area, labrum area."
Fantasy Tip: This is bad news for one of the team's most promising pitching prospects. If he needs surgery on his labrum, he'll likely be lost for most, if not all, of next season.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:11:54 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Danny Hultzen (shoulder) will visit with Dr. James Andrews this week for his shoulder ailment.
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 11:25:06 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Danny Hultzen (shoulder) threw a 51-pitch simulated game Saturday, Sept. 7. He will pitch in the instructional league before heading to the Arizona Fall League.
Sun, 04 Aug 2013 11:23:34 -0700
Seattle Mariners league general manager Jack Zduriencik said SP Danny Hultzen (shoulder), currently with Triple-A Tacoma, has been tossing on the side but has yet to throw off a mound.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:40:08 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Danny Hultzen (shoulder) will remain shut down for another 10 days as he continues to recover from irritation in his left shoulder, according to general manager Jack Zduriencik. The GM expects him to begin a throwing program sometime after that. Zduriencik also stated that the organization will look to make some adjustments to Hultzen's routine and mechanics. He expects the pitching prospect to pitch again this season.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners obviously can't expect Hultzen to debut this season. Hopefully, the M's don't do anything to alter the left-hander drastically. This will be touchy to navigate, but they have his long-term health in mind.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:37:16 -0700
The Seattle Mariners are dealing with an open spot in their starting rotation, one that is likely to be filled by SP Erasmo Ramirez. However, SP Blake Beavan has been solid in a long-relief role out of the bullpen lately and has starting experience. Ramirez is sporting a 5.06 ERA at Triple-A Tacoma after allowing three runs and seven hits while walking six in 5 1/3 innings in his last outing. A remote possibility would be SP Taijuan Walker, who is 2-0 with a 0.56 ERA with 16 strikeouts and five walks at Tacoma. SP Danny Hultzen (shoulder) is nursing an arm injury and hasn't pitched in July, so he's not an option.
Fantasy Tip: Grab Ramirez in all AL-only leagues if he isn't owned already. If he's the one to take the rotation spot, he's worthy of consideration in deep mixed leagues, as well, even if it's a short-term stay in the rotation.