Walker leaves start with right Achilles' tendon injury

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Seattle Mariners right-hander Taijuan Walker has left his start against Tampa Bay with what the team called an ''aggravated right Achilles''' tendon.

Walker left after allowing a one-out triple to Cory Dickerson in the fourth inning of Tuesday night's game. He looked to be in discomfort after delivering the pitch that Dickerson drove to left field.

After a conference with manager Scott Servais and a team trainer, Walker walked off the mound and was replaced by Edwin Diaz.

No other details about the injury were immediately available.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.