M’s Don’t Want To Rush Hultzen
Danny Hultzen, taken second in the 2011 draft by the Mariners last June, has not pitched in the minor leagues yet. The lefthander's only pro experience came in the Arizona Fall League, where he pitched well enough that he started in the AFL Rising Stars Game. And there is a good chance that Hultzen's time in the minor leagues won't be extensive. He headed to spring training in Peoria, Ariz., as one of several rookies with no big league experience who will get long looks in major league camp, joining lefty James Paxton and righthander Taijuan Walker.