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Felix Hernandez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Felix Hernandez tossed six effective innings, holding the Royals to one run on Thursday.
It was the first time this spring Hernandez had completed even the third inning, let alone six frames. No matter, though, as the Mariners have been carefully managing the right-hander's workload. Hernandez, soon to be 29 years old, has logged 200-plus innings in each of the last seven seasons. Mar 26 - 6:33 PM

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Felix Hernandez was hit hard by the Cubs in Saturday's start, as he was on the hook for six runs over 2 2/3 innings.

Hernandez served up home runs to Kris Bryant and Addison Russell, two of the Cubs' best prospects, so there's certainly no shame there. On the afternoon, the right-hander allowed six hits and a walk while striking out two. The Mariners had Hernandez, who has only logged 4 2/3 innings so far, make a late start to the spring just to manage his workload. He led the league with a 2.14 ERA in 236 innings last season and should be counted on to be among the elite again in 2015.
Mar 21 - 7:50 PM

Felix Hernandez hurled two scoreless innings against the Rockies in his Cactus League debut Tuesday.

Felix didn't yield any hits, though he did issue one walk. The 28-year-old ace will make his next start on the minor league side of Mariners camp to avoid a meeting with the Dodgers, whom the Mariners play an interleague series against in April.
Mar 10 - 7:11 PM

Felix Hernandez will make his next start Sunday on the minor league side.

King Felix is slated to make his Cactus League debut Tuesday against the Rockies. His next start was expected to be Sunday against the Dodgers, but since the Mariners will face them in April, manager Lloyd McClendon decided to switch things up.
Mar 10 - 11:21 AM

Felix Hernandez will make his Cactus League debut on Tuesday against the Rockies.

Hernandez had been scheduled to work Wednesday, but has been bumped up a day. He has been eased into action this spring after shouldering such a large workload, logging over 230 innings in five of the past six seasons. He remains one of the truly elite hurlers in the American League.
Mar 7 - 10:55 AM

Felix Hernandez will throw another live batting practice session before making his Cactus League debut.

Hernandez threw his first BP session of the spring on Wednesday. The Mariners' ace is completely fine, but just wants another tune-up before getting into game action.
Mar 4 - 1:01 PM

Felix Hernandez is scheduled to throw live batting practice Wednesday.

The Mariners will decide after whether King Felix will throw another BP session or progress to live game action. Hernandez posted a fantastic 2.14 ERA with a 248/46 K/BB ratio across 236 innings last season and will likely be the second starting pitcher off the board in most mixed fantasy leagues this spring.
Mar 4 - 10:37 AM

The Baseball Writers Association of American announced Tuesday that Felix Hernandez, Corey Kluber and Chris Sale are finalists for the American League Cy Young award.

Sale was fantastic with a 2.17 ERA and 208 strikeouts, but his 174 innings likely mean he'll finish third in this group. Kluber had a breakout season with a 2.44 ERA and 269/51 K/BB ratio over 235 2/3 frames, but he seems likely to finish runner-up to King Felix, who held a 2.14 ERA and 248/46 K/BB ratio across 236 innings. The winner will be announced next Wednesday.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 06:32:00 PM

Felix Hernandez earned his 15th win and also secured the American League ERA title Sunday, allowing one hit over 5 1/3 innings in the Mariners' 4-1 victory over the Angels.

Felix gave up a single to Albert Pujols in the first inning, and he went the next 4 2/3 innings without a blemish. Once he got his ERA below Chris Sale's 2.17 mark in the sixth inning, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon pulled him to ensure Hernandez would earn the distinction. King Felix finishes 15-6 with a 2.14 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 248/46 K/BB ratio over 236 innings this year. He may also take home an AL Cy Young award for his strong work this year.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 09:17:00 PM

Felix Hernandez was walloped by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, putting together one of the worst starts of his career, allowing eight runs in 4 2/3 innings.

Only once in 301 career starts entering Tuesday had Hernandez failed to make it through the fifth while allowing at least eight runs. He just didn't have anything working, as he even issued a bases-loaded walk, something he had done just three times in his career previously. Overall, Hernandez allowed seven hits, walked three, and struck out five. The American League Cy Young race has tightened up a bit, as Hernandez now owns a 14-6 record with a 2.34 ERA, a 0.94 WHIP, and a 241/46 K/BB ratio. He'll get a chance at redemption in his final start of the season against the Angels at home on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 09:51:00 PM

Felix Hernandez fired seven shutout innings, striking out 11, in a no-decision against the Angels on Thursday.

He scattered three hits and walked two. The Mariners ultimately won 3-1, but we're not going to call this a "tough-luck" no-decision, because King Felix didn't exactly face a murderer's row. The Angels trotted out the following Little League World Series lineup after clinching the division last night: 1. Tony Campana CF, 2. Gordon Beckham SS, 3. Brennan Boesch RF, 4. C.J. Cron DH, 5. Efren Navarro 1B, 6. Grant Green 2B, 7. Hank Conger C, 8. Luis Jimenez 3B, 9. Shawn O'Malley LF. Hernandez is 1-0 with a 0.96 ERA across his last four outings. The soon-to-be Cy Young gets the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 01:25:00 AM

Felix Hernandez yielded two runs in seven innings and struck out eight in a no-decision against the A's on Saturday.

The eight strikeouts brought his season total to 225, leaving him just seven shy of his career high from his Cy Young season in 2010.... or as we'll soon refer to it, his first Cy Young season.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 12:56:00 AM

Felix Hernandez fired six shutout innings, striking out eight, in a no-decision win over the Astros on Monday.

The right-hander wasn't exactly the picture of efficiency, walking four and running up 99 pitches through six frames, but he made it work. Prior to beating Oakland on Wednesday, Hernandez had gone 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA over his previous three starts. King Felix, you won't be surprised to learn, enjoys facing the Astros, against whom he came into the game 3-1 with a 1.41 ERA since the beginning of the 2013 season. Hernandez, now 14-5 with a 2.12 ERA and 0.92 WHIP, hosts the A's on Saturday.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 02:00:00 AM

Felix Hernandez threw eight innings of one-run ball, and the Mariners edged the Athletics 2-1 on Wednesday.

Felix was uncharacteristically average in his last start against the Nationals, so it wasn't surprising to see him get back on the horse Wednesday. The right-hander allowed just three hits, including Adam Dunn's solo home run, while walking two. The win moved him to 14-5 with a 2.18 ERA on the year. He'll enjoy a two-start week next week, with the first coming Monday against the Astros.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 06:28:00 PM

Felix Hernandez allowed four home runs in a start for the first time in his career, suffering a loss on Friday against the Nationals.

Hernandez had previously given up a career-high of three, which he had done six times in his career with the most recent occurring in 2012. It was an uncharacteristically poor start from the right-hander, who gave up five runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out only one batter. Nevertheless, Hernandez's numbers remain sterling as he owns a 2.23 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, and a 205/35 K/BB ratio. He'll look to rebound on Wednesday when he takes on the Athletics in Oakland.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 01:27:00 AM

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C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
3Steven Baron
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Chris Taylor
2Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
3Carlos Rivero
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Seth Smith
2Justin Ruggiano
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4J.A. Happ
5Taijuan Walker
6Erasmo Ramirez
Relief Pitcher
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Yoervis Medina
4Charlie Furbush
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Dominic Leone
7Tyler Olson
8David Rollins
9Edgar Olmos