Taijuan Walker

#00 SP / Toronto Blue Jays / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 235 lb Age: 28 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Blue Jays' Taijuan Walker: Perfect in short outing

      Taijuan Walker didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 10-5 win over the Orioles, retiring all nine batters he faced before giving way to the bullpen. He struck out four.With an eye on setting up his postseason rotation, Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo pulled Walker after only 42 pitches (28 strikes), denying the right-hander a chance at his fifth win of the year, or perhaps something more historic. Since joining the Jays, Walker has posted a stellar 1.37 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 25:11 K:BB over 26.1 innings.

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      Blue Jays' Taijuan Walker: Strikes out eight in win

      Taijuan Walker (4-3) allowed one run on four hits and two walks over six innings Sunday, striking out eight and earning the victory over Philadelphia.Walker rebounded well from his brutal start against the Yankees on Tuesday, allowing just one run against the Phillies on Sunday. After yielding an RBI double to Didi Gregorius in the first inning, he silenced Philadelphia's lineup and cruised through five straight scoreless frames. The 28-year-old lowered his ERA to 2.86 across 50.1 innings. Walker will make his final regular-season start Saturday at home against Baltimore.

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      Blue Jays' Taijuan Walker: Early exit Tuesday

      Taijuan Walker (3-3) took the loss Tuesday as the Toronto Blue Jays were routed 20-6 by the Yankees, giving up seven runs (but only one earned) on six hits over 1.2 innings. He struck out two.After a scoreless first inning, the right-hander gave up a one-out double to Gio Urshela in the second before Derek Fisher dropped a routine fly ball on the warning track that would have been the second out of the inning. After Walker struck out Gary Sanchez for what should have been the inning's third out, the floodgates opened and the Yankees laced four straight hits to chase him from the game, including back-to-back homers by Luke Voit and Aaron Hicks. The error by Fisher at least saved Walker's ERA -- he'll take a 3.05 mark with a 1.26 WHIP and 38:17 K:BB through 44.1 innings into his next outing Sunday in Philadelphia.

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      Blue Jays' Taijuan Walker: Four scoreless innings

      Taijuan Walker allowed two hits and five walks while striking out three across four innings Tuesday against the Yankees. He did not factor into the decision.Walker battled his control -- he walked three batters in the opening frame -- which led to the short outing. However, he worked out of danger throughout the start and has now allowed only two earned runs across 15.2 innings with the Toronto Blue Jays. He currently lines up to make his next start Tuesday in a rematch at the Yankees.

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      Blue Jays' Taijuan Walker: Settles for no-decision

      Taijuan Walker pitched 5.2 innings against Boston on Thursday, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four. He did not factor in the decision.While Walker's second start in a Toronto uniform was slightly less effective than his six-inning scoreless debut, the right-hander kept the Toronto Blue Jays in the game by limiting Boston to a pair of runs while tossing 81 pitches. He departed while trailing by a run with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth, but he was spared a loss when Toronto mounted a comeback to pull out the win. Walker fell one out shy of notching his fourth straight quality start, and he has allowed only five earned runs in 24.2 innings over that span. He'll next face the Yankees on Tuesday at home.

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      Blue Jays' Taijuan Walker: Earns win with new team

      Taijuan Walker (3-2) allowed four hits and three walks while striking out four across six scoreless innings to earn the win Saturday against the Orioles.Walker worked effectively in his Toronto Blue Jays debut. He got into trouble on a few occasions -- particularly due to struggles with his control -- but induced timely outs to work six scoreless frames. It's been a mixed bag to this point in the season for Walker, as he's tossed three scoreless outings but has also twice allowed four or more earned runs. That's evened out to a 3.27 ERA with a 29:7 K:BB across 33 frames. He's currently projected to draw his second start with Toronto on Thursday at Boston.

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      Blue Jays' Taijuan Walker: Starting Saturday vs. O's

      Taijuan Walker will start Saturday against the Orioles, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.He will make his Toronto Blue Jays debut in Buffalo against an Orioles team that ranks 17th in the majors with a 98 wRC+ against right-handed pitching. His second start as a Blue Jay figures to come next week in Boston.

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      Blue Jays' Taijuan Walker: Dealt to Toronto

      The Toronto Blue Jays acquired Taijuan Walker from the Mariners on Thursday in exchange for a minor-league player to be named later or cash considerations, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.With the rebuilding Mariners sitting on a 12-19 record for the season and with Walker signed to an affordable one-year, $2 million deal, the right-hander was widely expected to be moved prior to the Aug. 31 trade deadline. The Mariners ultimately found a suitor in the Blue Jays, who were in serious need of another proven arm in the rotation after Matt Shoemaker (lat), Trent Thornton (elbow) and Nate Pearson (elbow) were all placed on the injured list in the last week and a half. Walker has bounced back well thus far from his April 2018 Tommy John surgery, posting a 4.00 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 25:8 K:BB through 27 innings over his five starts. He had been scheduled to start the first game of the Mariners' doubleheader Thursday versus the Padres, so Seattle will have to find a replacement for Walker on short notice.

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      Mariners' Taijuan Walker: Gets ball in first game of twin bill

      Taijuan Walker is slated to start the first game of the Seattle Mariners' doubleheader with the Padres on Thursday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.Walker had been in line to start Wednesday before the contest was postponed. The Mariners will keep their six-man rotation in order and have Walker take the hill for the first game of the twin bill, while Yusei Kikuchi stays on turn to pitch in the second contest. Walker, who is a prime candidate to be dealt prior to the Aug. 31 trade deadline, has posted a 4.00 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 25:8 K:BB across 27 innings this season.

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      Mariners' Taijuan Walker: Wednesday's game postponed

      Taijuan Walker won't pitch as scheduled Wednesday against the Padres as the two teams agreed to postpone the game in protest of the recent police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.The Brewers and Reds took the same course of action earlier in the evening, and the Seattle Mariners and Padres have elected to follow suit. It's unclear if/when the contest will be made up.