Hultzen (shoulder) was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday, the Seattle Times reports. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 draft, he is out of options and coming of a 2015 season plagued by shoulder issues, so it's not much of a surprise that the lefty went unclaimed on waivers. Hultzen will remain in the Mariners' organization at least through 2017, after which he can become a minor league free agent if he's not on the 40-man roster.
Hultzen was designated for assignment on Friday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Hultzen was out of options, so this move doesn't really come as much of a surprise. He'll likely pass through waivers unclaimed and be sent outright to the minors, where he will look to rehab his oft-injured shoulder.
Mariners' pitcher Danny Hultzen has been shut down until spring training next season, GM Jack Zduriencik said, per the Tacoma News Tribune. Hultzen was shut down twice this season with shoulder fatigue. He'll be out of options next season, so he'll have to make the MLB club out of spring training.
Mariners pitcher Danny Hultzen has been shut down due to shoulder fatigue for a second time this season, per the Seattle Times. The decision likely ends Hultzen's season. Hultzen has been trying to recover from shoulder surgery. He was pitching simulated innings at extended spring training in Arizona, but the shoulder didn't feel right. The team hopes he'll be ready to pitch in the fall league.
Mariners starting pitcher prospect Danny Hultzen was returned to the roster at Double-A Jackson after completing a rehab assignment in the Arizona League (rookie), according to MLB.com. Hultzen was shut down in mid-May because of fatigue in his surgically-repaired shoulder. He made three starts for Double-A Jackson before he was sidelined.
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