Taijuan Walker News Archive
Walker was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday.
Walker took the loss Sunday despite allowing just one run in four innings on two hits and five walks.
Walker allowed three runs on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts over six innings to win his season debut Monday at the Astros.
Walker was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma in order to start Monday's game at Houston.
Walker is expected to make his season debut Monday against the Astros, MLB.com reports. "As of now, if all goes well and it's not official, but we'll start Walker on Monday and a move is pending," manager Lloyd McClendon said.
Manager Lloyd McClendon said Wednesday that Walker is "in the discussion" to take Erasmo Ramirez's spot in the rotation, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Walker was crisp during Tuesday's nod at Triple-A Tacoma, tossing a shutout on four hits and one walk while striking out eight in nine frames. Afterward, he relayed that all discomfort in his right shoulder has subsided, stating, "I can go out there and just throw the ball and not worry about having to feel any pain in the back of my head, not thinking about, 'Oh, if I throw a pitch, I might feel something.' So it's nice just going out there and just throwing my pitches and feeling back to normal."