Mariners Shut Down Hultzen Another 10 Days

By: Nate Sulham Email
By: Nate Sulham Email
Hultzen is suffering from left shoulder irritation.

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Danny Hultzen will be shut down for another 10 days, Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik announced last night, per this report.

The No. 2 overall draft pick in 2010 was shut down last week after he couldn't get loose in the bullpen prior to a scheduled start.

He had just come back from a previous shoulder injury that shelved him for nearly two months.

Hultzen, 23, is 4-1 with a 2.20 ERA in five starts this season for Triple-A Tacoma.

“We’re going to have Danny shut down for about 10 more days,” Zduriencik said. “He’ll start a throwing program. I’ve talked to trainers, doctors and pitching coaches. We’re going to make some adjustments to his routines. We’re going to look at a little bit of his mechanics. You never want to overhaul anybody, that’s dangerous with pitchers, but you might look at the programs he’s doing and try to make some alterations and see if that helps him."

Seattle doesn't believe Hultzen will need to be shut down for the rest of the season but will be careful with their prized prospect.

“What we’ve been told is this isn’t something to get overly concerned about, but it is something we need to address,” Zduriencik said. “And we’re looking at a lot of different things with it. His strength and conditioning program, exercising program, how he throws between starts, we’ll look at all that.”

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