Taijuan Walker

#99 SP / Arizona Diamondbacks / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 235 lb Age: 26 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Walker (elbow, shoulder) believes if he returns to action this season, it will be as a reliever, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Walker, who has been working his way back from Tommy John elbow surgery, had a shoulder issue pop up out of nowhere Wednesday. He was back in the Diamondbacks clubhouse Saturday, a day after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection. "I don't think it would make sense for me to come back and try to ramp up to start," Walker said. The right-hander is hoping to end the season on a positive note, and that might mean throwing out of the bullpen.

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    • Walker (elbow) has been diagnosed with a capsule strain in his right shoulder, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports. He's since received a PRP shot and will be shut down from throwing for six weeks. Walker was pulled from his rehab start at extended spring training due to soreness in his right shoulder, and the issue is more severe than anticipated. A timetable for Walker's return remains unclear at this time, though he'll remain on the shelf at least until after the All-Star break.

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    • Walker (elbow) was removed from his rehab outing at extended spring training Wednesday after experiencing right shoulder soreness, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports. It was Walker's second game appearance at extended spring training as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery in April 2018. The 26-year-old is scheduled to undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the shoulder issue.

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    • Walker (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday, Jack Magruder of The Sports Xchange reports. Walker continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery he underwent in April of 2018. The right-hander was recently able to throw in an extended spring training game, and he could be ready to rejoin the big-league rotation sometime over summer if he continues to progress without any setbacks.

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    • Diamondbacks' Taijuan Walker: Throws innings in XST
      By RotoWire Staff

      Walker (elbow) threw four innings in an extended spring-training game Monday, Dawn Klemish of MLB.com reports. The right-hander allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits, struck out four and didn't walk a batter. This checks off another box on Walker's recovery-rehab list. Manager Torey Lovullo said the right-hander experienced normal fatigue following the session and was pleased with Walker's velocity and secondary stuff.

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    YearTeamAPPGSINNWLSKBBIHAERAWHIP
    2019 ARI 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    2018 ARI 3 3 13.0 0 0 0 9 5 15 3.46 1.53
    2017 ARI 28 28 157.3 9 9 0 146 61 148 3.48 1.32
    TOTAL 96 93 527.0 31 31 0 477 165 497 3.96 1.25

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