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Mariners reverse, say Taijuan Walker injury to foot, not Achilles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Seattle Mariners might have gotten some good news on a night they blew a four-run lead.

Taijuan Walker left his start in Tuesday's 8-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays with what the team originally called an "aggravated right Achilles" tendon.

However, Seattle manager Scott Servais said after the game that the injury was not to the Achilles tendon.

"It's a tendon or something in the side of his foot," Servais said. "He's got some tendinitis in there. Right now we're hopeful he's going to make his next start, but we'll see how he is over the next couple of days."

Walker left after allowing a one-out triple to Corey Dickerson in the fourth inning. He looked to be in discomfort after delivering the pitch, which Dickerson drove to left field.

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

"It just popped up again," said Walker, who said he first felt discomfort in the second inning. "Hopefully I'll get it taken care of and make my next start."

Walker allowed four runs and three hits.