SEATTLE, Wash. - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced the following roster moves:

  •          Taijuan Walker, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma
  •          Stefen Romero, OF, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 6/29)

Walker (#32) will be in uniform and is the scheduled starting pitcher for tonight's (5:10 pm PT) game at the Houston Astros.

Walker, 21, was placed on the disabled list March 29 with a right shoulder impingement. He had a pair of rehabilitation assignments to the minor leagues: April 4-16 to A High Desert, AA Jackson and AAA Tacoma; and May 28-June 10 to Tacoma. He was recalled from his rehab assignment, activated from the 15-day DL and optioned to Tacoma on June 10.

In six starts with the Rainiers, Walker was 2-1, 4.11 (30.2 IP, 14 ER). His last start came June 24 vs. Oklahoma City, as he tossed a complete game shutout, allowing just 4 hits and 1 walk while striking out 8 in 9.0 innings in Tacoma's 2-0 win. He named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 23-29, the league office announced today.

Walker made his Major League debut in 2013, making three starts for Seattle and posting a 1-0, 3.60 (15.0 IP, 6 ER) mark. His win came in his Major League debut, Aug. 30 at Houston, when he allowed 1 un-earned run in 5.0 innings to defeat the Astros.

Romero, 25, appeared in 51 games, making 39 starts (RF-29, DH-9, LF-1), while hitting .196 (29x148) with 18 runs, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 11 RBI. Of the three home runs hit by Romero, one was a game-tying pinch-hit three-run home run in Atlanta on June 3 and another was a go-head home run on May 5 against Oakland's Scott Kazmir. He hit .263 (15x57) on the road, and .154 (14x91) at Safeco Field.

WALKER's PLAYING RECORD

YEAR

CLUB

W-L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SHO

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

WP

BK

2010

AZL Mariners

1-1

1.29

4

0

0

0

0

7.0

2

3

1

0

1

3

9

3

0

2011

Clinton

6-5

2.89

18

18

1

0

0

96.2

69

33

31

4

3

39

113

6

2

2012

Jackson

7-10

4.69

25

25

0

0

0

126.2

124

70

66

12

12

50

118

5

0

2013

Jackson

4-7

2.46

14

14

0

0

0

84.0

58

31

23

6

6

30

96

4

0

 

Tacoma

5-3

3.61

11

11

0

0

0

57.1

54

25

23

5

2

27

64

2

0

 

SEATTLE

1-0

3.60

3

3

0

0

0

15.0

11

7

6

0

0

4

12

0

0

2014

High Desert #

0-0

2.08

1

1

0

0

0

4.1

4

2

1

0

0

1

7

0

0

 

Jackson #

1-0

0.00

1

1

0

0

0

5.0

3

0

0

0

0

1

10

1

0

 

Tacoma

2-1

4.11

6

6

1

1

0

30.2

22

15

14

6

3

10

29

0

0

Minor Lg Totals

26-27

3.48

80

76

2

1

0

411.2

336

179

159

33

27

161

446

21

2

ML Totals

 

1-0

3.60

3

3

0

0

0

15.0

11

7

6

0

0

4

12

0

0

# rehab assignment

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