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Felix Hernandez | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Felix Hernandez was able to limit the damage despite a slew of baserunners in Wednesday's win over the Marlins, allowing four runs on 12 hits over 6 1/3 innings.
The 12 hits allowed jump out from King Felix's pitching line. Two of those left the ballpark, with Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich both burning him for solo shots in the third and fifth innings, respectively. Hernandez has now allowed 10 or more hits in two of his four starts to date. A road start against the Tigers shows next on his schedule as he tries to settle into the season. Apr 19 - 7:51 PM

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Felix Hernandez earned his first win of 2017 after allowing one run over 7 1/3 innings Friday against the Rangers.

Hernandez struck out just three, but he walked none and got 11 outs on the ground in this one. After three starts, he's sporting a 15/0 K/BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings. Up next for him is an interleague matchup against the Marlins.
Apr 15 - 1:34 AM

Felix Hernandez allowed three runs on 10 hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Saturday.

Things clearly could have been worse for the King, but he helped himself by striking out six and also benefited from issuing zero walks. He's 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA and 1.36 WHIP through two starts, and while his name still carries some heft, this appears to be the new normal for the 31-year-old -- he's certainly logged a ton of innings on that right arm already, and his 2016 season was his worst, statistically, in almost a decade. He'll next take the hill Friday against the Rangers.
Apr 9 - 1:39 AM

Felix Hernandez (groin) confirmed he'll be able to make his scheduled start Saturday against the Angels.

Hernandez encountered groin tightness during his last start but doesn't think the injury will impact him going forward. "My last inning I felt it a little bit and I wasn't pushing too much," said Hernandez. "A little tape, a little wrap, I'll be ready to go." King Felix scattered five hits and two runs in five innings against Houston in Monday's season opener.
Apr 5 - 10:49 AM

Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto said Tuesday that he expects Felix Hernandez (calf) to make his next scheduled start Saturday against the Angels.

Hernandez had to be lifted from his Opening Day start against the Astros on Monday after tweaking his groin while rushing to cover first base in the fourth inning. There was still some tightness in that area on Tuesday, but the Mariners' training staff has apparently given the right-hander clearance to throw his usual between-starts bullpen session later this week. Look for an update after that workout.
Apr 4 - 6:35 PM

Mariners manager Scott Servais said Felix Hernandez was still feeling some tightness in his groin Tuesday, after making an early exit from his Opening Day start on Monday.

Hernandez tweaked his groin while rushing to cover first base in the fourth inning and was pulled after the fifth. He said after the game that he was fully confident that he would be able to take his next turn in the Mariners' rotation -- currently scheduled for Saturday -- but that might have been an overly optimistic tune from the Seattle ace. There should be another update by Thursday.
Apr 4 - 4:53 PM

Felix Hernandez (groin) said after Monday's game against the Astros that he fully expects to make his next start.

Mariners manager Scott Servais also said he's confident King Felix will be ready for his next turn. Hernandez tweaked his groin in the fourth inning Monday while running to cover first base, and he was pulled after the fifth when it tightened up on him. However, the ailment looks to be minor. Hernandez served up a pair of solo homers Monday but yielded just five hits overall with no walks and six strikeouts.
Apr 3 - 11:07 PM

Felix Hernandez exited Monday's start against the Astros with groin tightness.

Hernandez tweaked his groin in the fourth inning while running to cover first base. He stayed in and finished the frame and also tossed a scoreless fifth inning, as well, but you could tell he wasn't comfortable. The Mariners should have more on Hernandez after the game. He gave up a pair of solo homers Monday but otherwise pitched well, striking out six without a walk in his five frames.
Apr 3 - 9:51 PM

Felix Hernandez struck out four batters in a two-inning start Tuesday versus the Diamondbacks.

Hernandez allowed a solo homer to Brandon Drury in the first inning but otherwise looked sharp in the planned abbreviated outing. He got in some extra work in the bullpen to stay on track for his Opening Day start next Monday against the Astros.
Mar 28 - 6:04 PM

Felix Hernandez was on his game in Venezuela's World Baseball Classic loss to the United States on Wednesday, firing off five scoreless innings.

Hernandez and Drew Smyly were locked into a fun little pitcher's duel on Wednesday. For his part, King Felix scattered three hits and struck out three without walking a batter. He is looking to improve on a 2016 season in which he posted a 3.82 ERA in 25 starts. A sign of his consistent greatness -- that was his highest earned run mark since 2007.
Mar 16 - 12:23 AM

Felix Hernandez pitched fairly well in Friday's loss to Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits in 2 2/3 innings.

The veteran right-hander struck out three and walked two on the night. All of the damage against him came in the third inning, on a sacrifice fly by T.J. Rivera and a bases loaded walk to Carlos Beltran. He was sitting in the low 90s with his fastball on Friday, a bump up from the 90.5 mph that he averaged during the 2016 season.
Mar 11 - 12:03 AM

Felix Hernandez yielded two earned runs in three innings Sunday in a Cactus League start versus the A's.

He struck out five and walked none, but Ryon Healy hit an RBI double in the top of the first and Mark Canha followed with an RBI single. Hernandez will now report to duty for Team Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, having allowed three runs in five Cactus League frames.
Mar 5 - 5:35 PM

Felix Hernandez allowed one run over two innings Tuesday in his Cactus League debut versus the White Sox.

Hernandez gave up three hits, including an RBI double with two outs in the bottom of the second inning. The important thing is his velocity looked good: he hit 92 mph with his fastball in the first, after averaging 90.5 mph with that pitch during his relatively disappointing 2016 season. King Felix will soon depart Mariners camp for World Baseball Classic duty with Team Venezuela.
Feb 28 - 4:13 PM

Felix Hernandez said Tuesday in Mariners camp that he is back up at 224 pounds.

Hernandez, officially listed at 225 pounds, dropped down to 207 pounds heading into last season and wound up with a relatively disappointing 3.82 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 122/65 K/BB ratio in 153 1/3 innings. So he decided to cultivate some mass this winter. "I've got to prove people wrong," the buffed-up Seattle ace told reporters Tuesday.
Feb 14 - 5:14 PM

Mariners manager Scott Servais announced Thursday that Felix Hernandez will be the club's Opening Day starter on April 3 against the Astros.

Hernandez posted a relatively disappointing 3.82 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 122/65 K/BB ratio in 153 1/3 innings last season for Seattle, but he remains the ace of this staff leading into 2017. The 30-year-old right-hander is due $81.6 million from the Mariners on a contract that runs through 2019.
Jan 26 - 2:40 PM

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2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Shawn O'Malley
3Mike Freeman
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Jarrod Dyson
2Taylor Motter
CF1Leonys Martin
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Mitch Haniger
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Robert Whalen
Relief Pitcher
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
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4Evan Scribner
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Daniel Altavilla
7Evan Marshall
8Tony Zych
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