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Want to replace Aaron Harang? Well here’s the candidates

Following another less than stellar outing on August 7 against the Toronto Blue Jays where Aaron Harang never made it out of the third inning and gave up seven runs on five hits with three walks, acting manager Robby Thompson was asked if the veteran right-hander would remain in the starting rotation.

Thompson replied: “I can’t answer that right now. As far as I’m concerned, he’s still in the rotation.”

Barring an unexpected change in the next few days, Harang will start for the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

It’s a source of

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Mariners minor league report, July 25, 2013: Maurer pitches well for the Rainiers

Quick reminder, Taijuan Walker is starting tonight at Cheney Stadium vs. the Tucson Padres. It’s also Tasty Thursday at Cheney Stadium.

Last night at Cheney, Brandon Maurer had one of his better outings, keeping his emotions in control on the mound and pitching at a very high level in the Rainiers’ 5-3 win. Maurer pitched 6 2/3 innings, giving up three runs on five hits, striking out eight.  Franklin Gutierrez doubled in the win (above) and Nate Tenbrink homered (below).

Here’s Mike Curto’s daily blog post 

Double A Jackson

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Taijuan Walker arrives in Tacoma

Taijuan Walker was crammed into the middle seat of a plane at a Tennessee airport, destined for Tacoma.

The 6-foot-4, 210 pound pitcher said it was one of the more uncomfortable flights he’s endured.

But now, being in Tacoma and only a short distance from Seattle, he’s feeling plenty comfortable.

“Seattle is just right there,” the 20-year-old flame-throwing right-hander said.

He arrived in Tacoma on Saturday, picked up a Tacoma Rainiers uniform and now Walker, who he says he threw a 100 mph pitch earlier in the year, waits for Tuesday when he makes his first Triple-A start.

“I was

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Mariners 16, Reds 0 — a different kind of hit fiesta


The facts

Brandon Maurer made another strong case for the starting rotation, pitching five shutout innings, giving up six hits and striking out seven batters, while walking one. For the spring, Maurer has allowed just two runs in 20 innings pitched. He also got plenty of run support with 16 runs on 16 hits, including two more home runs to push their major league leading total to 52 this spring. The 52 homers is a franchise record, snapping the previous record of 51 set in 1999.

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Pitching prospect Danny Hultzen out with a mild hip flexor strain

Mariners prized pitching prospect Danny Hultzen suffered a mild hip flexor strain during conditioning drills a few days ago. He has been scratched from today’s appearance.

“It wasn’t like a sudden thing, which I guess is good, because nothing serious happened,” he said “We were running and after it got kind of sore. The next day it was really sore.”

It’s not considered to be serious.

“I’m not worried about it,” Hultzen said.

There isn’t much to worry about if he does what the Mariners medical staff tells him to do.

“It’s just mild,” Griffin said. “We are just being

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