Taijuan Walker, the Mariners’ 21-year-old top prospect, is scheduled to make his first rehab start Wednesday in Tacoma, barring any setbacks between now and then with his ailing right shoulder.
The 6-foot-4 right-hander, sidelined since mid-April, threw 56 pitches on Friday afternoon in his second simulated game of the week.
On Saturday, he said he was feeling only “normal” soreness for the day after a start.
“I feel good today. I feel really good,” he said.
He said he’s scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Sunday, the some long toss before his start Wednesday. He’s scheduled to throw about 70-75 pitches in Tacoma.
“I’m excited to get back out there Wednesday. I’ll be on my regular five-day routine again.”