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Don’t assume Taijuan Walker is a short-term solution for Mariners

For months, Mariners fans clamored for a reunion tour with Taijuan Walker, one of the most well-liked team members over the past decade, thanks to his love of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Pokemon, as well as his fun personality. Those fans got their wish on the first official day of Spring Training.

Naturally, the topic of conversation surrounding Walker was about his health and role for the upcoming season. The most common question asked was, ” Is he healthy enough to make the Opening Day roster”, followed by, ” is he a lock for the rotation if he is healthy”?