Walker makes his 2014 debut for Mariners, and Seager earns player of the week honors

The much anticipated—and oft-delayed—2014 debut of Taijuan Walker is almost here, with the youngster scheduled to start tonight’s game for the Mariners in Houston. It’s been known since late last week that Walker was going to start tonight’s game, but it became official this afternoon with the Mariners announcing he has been recalled from Tacoma (outfielder Stefan Romero was optioned to Tacoma after Sunday’s game).

Walker, 21, was expected to open the season in Seattle’s rotation, but shoulder soreness in spring training set him back, as did a flare up of that same shoulder issue during an earlier rehab stint.

In six starts with the Rainiers, Walker went 2-1 with a 4.11 ER, pitching 30.2 innings. Walker threw a 4-hit shutout in his final start with Tacoma last week. In three starts late last season, Walker went 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA.

In other Mariners news, hot-hitting third baseman Kyle Seager was named American League Player of the Week after hitting .583 last week. Seager had 3 double, 2 home run, 8 RBI and a 1.542 on-base-plus-slugging percentage over six games last week. Seager also earned POW honors in June, as did Felix Hernandez. It’s the first time the Mariners have had three such honors since 2006.

More in Sports

Friday’s prep basketball scores, recaps

Here are scores and recaps from all of Friday’s games: ♦♦♦ BOYS… Continue reading

Silvertips set to host pair of East Division powerhouses

Brandon and Swift Current make rare appearances in Everett this weekend.

‘Fear’ drives UWs Carter III back to the gym every single day

The freshman PG tries to get in 500 shots a day on his quest to be a success on the floor and in life.

Everett’s Stephan Erosa, left, competes against Arlington Brantly StupeyThursday night at Arlington High School in Arlington on January 18, 2018. The Eagles won 37-25.(Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
Arlington wrestlers scrap to 37-25 win over Everett

Aggressive lineup moves pay off for the Eagles in a big Wesco 3A North win over the Seagulls.

Additions of Murray, Sharp give Silvertips depth

After a ‘crazy busy’ week upon being traded to Everett, the new duo is finally settling in.

Coupeville boys basketball celebrating 101st anniversary Friday

The Coupeville High School boys basketball program is celebrating its… Continue reading

POLL RESULTS: Edgar Martinez is getting in the Hall of Fame

Fifty-nine percent of responders believe the Seattle Mariners legend will be elected this year.

Lakewood’s Perry earns WIAA Athlete of the Week honors

Lakewood girls basketball star Jelly Perry earned Athlete of the Week honors… Continue reading

Huskies fall to Utah 70-62 for 2nd straight Pac-12 loss

Washington shoots just 38.5 percent from the field in defeat.

Most Read