Right-hander Taijuan Walker is returning to the Seattle Mariners on a one-year contract, according to multiple reports.
According to ESPN, Walker will receive $2 million in salary with the ability to earn another $1 million in incentives.
On Wednesday morning, Walker tweeted a picture of himself in his former Mariners’ uniform on Twitter, saying “Let’s gooo!!”
Let’s gooo!! ???????? pic.twitter.com/SijPsjyvdt
— Taijuan Walker (@tai_walker) February 12, 2020
Walker was once a highly regarded prospect for Seattle after being the 43rd overall selection of the 2010 draft. He pitched in the majors for the club from 2013-16 before being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The 27-year-old missed most of the past two seasons due to Tommy John elbow surgery in April of 2018. He returned to pitch one inning for Arizona in the final week of the 2019 season.
The Diamondbacks didn’t tender Walker a contract and he became a free agent.
Walker is 31-31 with a 3.95 ERA in 97 career appearances (94 starts). He won a career-high 11 games for Seattle in 2015 and had a solid 3.49 ERA for the Diamondbacks in 2017 when he went 9-9.
–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)