Left-hander Danny Hultzen was scratched from his start on Tuesday night at Cheney Stadium by the Rainiers’ coaching staff for precautionary reasons after struggling to get loose pregame.
This definitely concerning for the Mariners since Hultzen had the same thing happen to him in April and he was shut down with a strained rotator cuff. He missed almost two months of the season.
There is no word yet to the extend of Hultzen’s issue. This would have been his second start since returning from the injury. On Thursday, he looked solid pitching six scoreless innings for the Rainiers.
Grant Clark got this quote from Rainiers manager John Stearns …
“We hope it’s not too serious,” said Tacoma manager John Stearns about Hultzen. “He shut himself down. He hasn’t seen a doctor yet. He was getting treatment in the clubhouse during the game. We really don’t know the full diagnose yet. We should know more tomorrow and have a plan of what we need to do next. To have this happen to a guy twice in a season is tough. Hopefully he realized what was going on and prevented any more damage when he shut himself down. So that might be a good sign.”