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Felix Hernandez | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / SEA
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Feliz Hernandez (calf) threw off flat-ground from 75 feet out on Wednesday.
Per manager Scott Servais, Hernandez threw for about eight minutes and continues to workout. He is recovering from a strained right calf suffered at the beginning of June. The ace right-hander is likely looking at a return around the All-Star Break. Jun 22 - 5:43 PM

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Felix Hernandez (calf) will resume flat-ground throwing on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Hernandez's strained right calf is finally feeling better. He's been on the shelf for all of June and will need to be built back up a bit before being activated. Hernandez could still make it back before the All-Star break, but the start of the second half is more likely.
Jun 19 - 11:55 AM

Felix Hernandez (calf) is taking part in a "light-throwing routine," according to the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton.

Hernandez was placed on the disabled list with a strained right calf on June 1. While he has been throwing a bit, he has yet to toss a bullpen. The ace right-hander underwent an MRI on Friday and it was determined that he will likely miss another four weeks or thereabouts. He could potentially return around the All-Star break assuming he does not hit any setbacks in his rehab.
Jun 15 - 4:10 PM

Felix Hernandez (calf) could be sidelined for another four weeks.

Hernandez was told to rest his calf for 4-6 weeks after getting his MRI results on Friday. That timetable includes the two weeks he's already missed, which puts him on track to return around the All-Star break. Hernandez was told by doctors to wear a boot as often as possible to protect the muscles around his calf. This is only the third DL stint of Hernandez's career and his first since 2008.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 11 - 10:52 PM

Felix Hernandez had his calf retested on Friday.

Hernandez said he's feeling a little better but there's still no timetable for his return. He threw from a sitting position on Tuesday but it doesn't look like he's close to throwing a bullpen session or beginning a rehab assignment. Hernandez was off to a good start before straining his right calf, going 4-4 with a 2.86 ERA in 10 starts.
Jun 11 - 8:12 PM

Felix Hernandez (calf) threw from a sitting position on Tuesday afternoon.

He's hoping he can begin playing regular games of catch within the next few days. Hernandez was placed on the disabled list June 1 because of a strained right calf. He might end up missing most of this month.
Jun 7 - 6:47 PM

Felix Hernandez (calf) has yet to resume throwing.

The hope has been that Hernandez would be ready to go when his 15 days on the disabled list were up, but that seems unlikely now. James Paxton will continue to hold down a spot in the Mariners' rotation until King Felix is ready.
Jun 5 - 1:17 PM

Mariners placed RHP Felix Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf.

James Paxton has been called up and will start in King Felix's place on Wednesday night against the Padres. Hernandez was roughed up for six runs by the light-hitting Twins in his last start. A typical calf strain usually requires around four weeks of rest and recovery, but the Mariners are optimistic he's only going to miss two turns.
Jun 1 - 2:16 PM

Felix Hernandez gave up six runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Twins.

With his stuff in obvious decline, this is the kind of thing that's going to happen to Hernandez when he's not on top of his game. He's done a great job of mixing up his approach and keeping hitters off balance this year, but his margin for error just isn't what it was. He stands at 4-4 with a 2.86 ERA at the moment.
May 28 - 1:20 AM

Felix Hernandez tossed six scoreless innings in a 4-0 shutout of the Reds on Saturday.

Hernandez gave up just four singles while walking three in the win. He struck out five, a seemingly low total for the King, but his strong ground ball rate kept him out of danger as it has much of this year. The win improved him to 4-3 with a stellar 2.21 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in nine starts. The 30-year-old will next take on the Twins on Friday.
May 21 - 7:35 PM

Felix Hernandez punched out nine over 7 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Angels.

King Felix was touched up for three runs on seven hits and a pair of walks in the ballgame. Run support continues to be an issue for Hernandez, who sits at just 3-3 despite a 2.47 ERA and 1.20 WHIP on the season. He'll take on the Reds his next time out in Cincinnati on Saturday.
May 15 - 8:44 PM

Felix Hernandez allowed just a couple of solo homers in seven innings Monday in a win over the Rays.

Hernandez's stuff isn't nearly what it was, yet here he is with a 2.27 ERA. It's not quite a smoke-and-mirrors act just yet, but we're still not sure he can keep this up all year.
May 10 - 3:39 AM

Felix Hernandez struggled in earning a no-decision against the A's in Wednesday's 9-8 win, yielding eight runs (four earned) on nine hits over four-plus innings.

Hernandez blanked the Royals into the eighth inning in his last start, but he found no such smooth sailing on Wednesday. It all fell apart rather quickly, too. After allowing solitary runs in the third and fourth innings, the veteran ace trotted back out to start the fifth inning to less than stellar results. The A's opened the frame with four consecutive singles, which were then followed up by a pair of run-scoring errors on the parts of Hernandez and Kyle Seager. King Felix ceded the mound to Vidal Nuno at that point, with Nuno allowing the final two runs on his line. Despite the rough outing, Hernandez still holds a 2.21 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 29/18 K/BB ratio over 36 2/3 innings. A road tilt with the Rays shows next on his schedule.
May 4 - 6:50 PM

Felix Hernandez shut out the Royals for 7 2/3 innings to earn his second win of the year on Friday.

Hernandez's velocity remains down a bit and he's walked 18 batters in 32 2/3 innings, yet here he is with a 1.38 ERA after five starts. He allowed five hits, walked three and struck out four in this one. We're still not all that optimistic about him finishing the year as a top-20 SP.
Apr 30 - 1:12 AM

Felix Hernandez got little run support and took a tough-luck loss on Saturday against the Angels, throwing a quality start and striking out four over seven innings.

Hernandez can't seem to buy any run support from his offense, suffering his second loss of the season despite throwing seven innings and only allowing three runs. He has lost a couple ticks on his fastball yet again this year, but he's still cruising along with a 1.80 ERA. His increased walk rate has inflated his FIP (4.07). The right-hander is still striking out a batter per inning, though, so it's not a huge worry at the moment. The biggest concern is that he only has one win to show for quality starts in three of his four outings.
Apr 24 - 1:10 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Steve Clevenger
3Jesus Sucre
1B1Adam Lind
2Dae-Ho Lee
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Franklin Gutierrez
CF1Leonys Martin
2Shawn O'Malley
RF1Seth Smith
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3Taijuan Walker
4Wade Miley
5Nate Karns
6James Paxton
7Wade LeBlanc
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Joaquin Benoit
3Charlie Furbush
4Mike Montgomery
5Edwin Diaz
6Tony Zych
7Nick Vincent
8Evan Scribner
9Ryan Cook
10David Rollins
11Vidal Nuno
12Donn Roach