Seattle Mariners rumors have Taijuan Walker getting called up to start for the team on Friday (August 30). According to a report from the team on Wednesday (August 28), his MLB debut will come against the Houston Astros.
This is big news for Mariners fans that have been waiting a while to see what Walker can do. There has been a lot of buzz about what he has done in the minor leagues for the team and if he performs well he will likely become a permanent part of the starting rotation.
In order to make this work, the Mariners will have to clear a spot on the 40-man roster to even bring him up. It could mean that a trade takes place or that someone currently on the roster gets designated for assignment. Possible candidates to get designated include Brendan Ryan, Michael Morse, and Franklin Gutierrez.
Walker is still classified as the top prospect in the system, so this is a really big deal that he is about to get his shot. The 21-year-old made 11 starts at Triple-A Tacoma this season, going 5-3 with a 3.61 ERA and 1.41 WHIP. He walked 27 people in 57 1/3 innings, but also posted 64 strikeouts during that same time.
These Seattle Mariners rumors about Taijuan Walker's MLB debut are certain to cause quite a bit of buzz among fans. His first start is going to be at 5:10 p.m. PT on Friday in Houston.
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