Mariners Medical Updates (Cishek, Walker, Zych)


Right-handed pitchers Steve Cishek, Taijuan Walker & Tony Zych had post-season surgery.

SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto today announced the following medical update on Mariners post-season surgeries:

Right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker had surgery today, October 17. The surgery, performed by Dr. Nicholas Siebert in Seattle, WA, was an arthroscopic procedure to remove a bone fragment on his right ankle. Walker will begin his rehab immediately and is expected to be ready for full activity at the start of 2017 Spring Training.­­

Right-handed pitcher Steve Cishek had surgery on October 12. The surgery, performed by Dr. Thomas Bird in Nashville, TN, was to repair a torn labrum in his left hip. Cishek is expected to need 4 to 6 months of rehabilitation time before resuming full baseball activities.

Right-handed pitcher Tony Zych had surgery on October 11. The surgery, performed in New York, NY, by Dr. Stephen O’Brien, was a right shoulder biceps tendon transfer. The surgery did not involve the rotator cuff or capsule in the shoulder. Zych is expected to be ready for full activity at the start of 2017 Spring Training.

The Mariners do not have any other players currently scheduled for surgery this off-season.