D-backs starter Taijuan Walker throws off mound for 1st time since surgery

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D-backs starter Taijuan Walker throws off mound for 1st time since surgery
D-backs starter Taijuan Walker throws off mound for 1st time since surgery

Diamondbacks starting pitcher Taijuan Walker reached a milestone in his elbow injury recovery Tuesday by throwing off the mound for the first time, manager Torey Lovullo told Burns & Gambo on 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station. The right-hander tossed 20 pitches in the bullpen after requiring Tommy John surgery. He underwent that procedure to fix a partial tear to his UCL in mid-April. “Really happy for him. Obviously it's been a real long, grinding process,” Lovullo told reporters Tuesday. “I think it was a good day for Taijuan.” Walker is hitting all his marks in the recovery schedule that the D-backs projected for him, the manager added. The 26-year-old appeared in three games last year before

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