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Danny Hultzen scratched from Tuesday night’s start for precautionary reasons

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

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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 minor league report, April 7, 2013: Zunino with another big game

Mike Zunino shook off an 0-for-4 day by driving in five runs and Endy Chavez sparked the offense to the lead Rainiers to a win over the Fresno Grizzlies. Here’s Mike Curto’s game story and being the good guy that he is,  Curto also filed this story on Zunino and Danny Hultzen building a relationship as a battery.

Double A Jackson lost its third straight game - this time on a walk-off by Jacksonville. Hector Noesi made his first start and actually pitched well, throwing six shutout innings, allowing two hits, walking one striking out five. Really,

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Danny Hultzen: “I’m feeling good.”

Danny Hultzen is on his way back to pitching again this spring. The Mariners prized pitching prospect was sidelined by mild strain in his right hip flexor. After a few days of treatment, everything seems to be going well.

“I’m feeling good,” he said before morning workouts.

Hultzen will play catch today, including off the mound. If all goes well, he will throw a bullpen session in the day or two.

“I’m going to test it out and see how it goes,” Hultzen said. “I wasn’t expecting it to be any longer than this. I’m just glad everything has gone

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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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Video: Bullpen sessions featuring Felix Hernandez, Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker

Felix Hernandez threw for about 10 minutes off the mound. I expect he will appear in a game sometime early next week. Yes, the video is shaky. I’m far from Scorcese.

Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker bullpens after the jump. Hultzen will start Wednesday’s game in Goodyear against the Indians. Walker will relieve him. Both will pitch two innings.

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