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May 24, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Mariners’ Taijuan Walker to make rehab start Wednesday in Tacoma

Taijuan Walker throws in the Mariner bullpen duri spring training. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

Taijuan Walker throws in the Mariners bullpen during spring training. (Dean Rutz/The Seattle Times)

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.”

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