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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 said that he felt good after his first bullpen session of the year on Saturday.
The veteran right-hander threw 27 pitches during the session. The M's plan to manage his workload a bit differently this year in an attempt to keep him healthy and effective for the duration of the season. He'll make his Cactus League debut on February 26 against the Cubs. Feb 17 - 3:40 PM

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Felix Hernandez will be managed differently in 2018 in hopes of keeping him healthy throughout the year.

Hernandez struggled with injuries in 2017, and even when he was on the mound, he didn't look anything like the "King." Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said the new plan could mean giving Hernandez an extra day of rest between starts, or possibly skipping him in the rotation entirely. Injuries like shoulder bursitis don't go away, so the days of Hernandez being the inning-eating ace sadly could be a thing of the past forever.
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 05:03:00 PM

Felix Hernandez held the A's to one run and two hits over six innings Monday to pick up a win in his final start of the season.

The Mariners have been eliminated, so Hernandez said afterwards that he'd take the chance to end the season on a rather good note. It was his first win in six starts since July 15, and it pushed him to 6-5 with a 4.36 ERA in 16 starts for the season. One never wants to count out a Hall of Famer, but Hernandez seems done as an elite starter. Given the chance, the Mariners would take 180 innings of No. 3-starter performance from him next year.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 02:25:00 AM

Felix Hernandez yielded six runs -- five earned -- in 3 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Rangers.

If it were August, Hernandez would have been pitching in the minors his last two times out, not in the majors. As is, though, the Mariners figured their best bet was to put him on the mound and hope for the best. It worked out OK last week, when he allowed one run in 3 2/3 innings against Texas, but Hernandez walked three and, hurt by a Kyle Seager error, retired just one of the seven batters he faced in the fourth tonight. Matt Albers then gave up a grand slam after replacing him.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 01:52:00 AM

Felix Hernandez allowed a run on three hits over 3 2/3 innings against the Rangers in his return from the disabled list Thursday.

A good return, all in all, as Felix didn't walk a batter while striking out three and got through 3 2/3 innings with 54 pitches. The start was his first since July 31, when he went down with bursitis in his right shoulder. He'll continue to work on building up his stamina at the major league level, and he'll draw the same Rangers club in a rematch next Wednesday. Hernandez will carry a 4.19 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into that start.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 02:09:00 AM

Mariners activated RHP Felix Hernandez from the 10-day disabled list.

Hernandez is set to return to the Mariners' starting rotation Thursday against the Rangers after missing over a month with a recurrence of bursitis in his right shoulder. He'll be limited to around 50 pitches in the outing and is not a recommended fantasy play. The veteran right-hander holds a 4.28 ERA in 73 2/3 innings this season.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 01:30:00 PM

Felix Hernandez (shoulder) will rejoin the Mariners' rotation on Thursday in Texas.

King Felix has been on the shelf since early August with a recurrence of bursitis in his right shoulder, but he resumed throwing off a mound earlier this month and got through a simulated game Friday with no issues. The veteran right-hander isn't all the way stretched out yet, as he'll be limited to around 50 pitches Thursday. He'll be a risky fantasy start for the upcoming week.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 01:45:00 PM

Felix Hernandez (shoulder) will throw another bullpen session Monday and then a simulated game on September 8.

If both sessions go well, he should rejoin the Mariners' rotation after that, putting his return date roughly September 13. Hernandez would be on a limited pitch count of around 45-50 in his first outing back. He's been out since early August with a recurrence of bursitis in his right shoulder.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 11:03:00 AM

Felix Hernandez (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday.

It's the first time that the veteran right-hander has done so since landing on the disabled list on August 2. Barring any setbacks, he could be ready to rejoin the M's rotation in mid-September.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 06:23:00 PM

Felix Hernandez (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session this weekend.

It'll be his first time throwing off a mound since he was diagnosed with right shoulder bursitis four weeks ago. Hernandez could rejoin the Mariners around mid-September if he's able to avoid setbacks, but we wouldn't count on him for any meaningful fantasy production the rest of the way. The veteran right-hander holds a 4.28 ERA in 13 starts this season.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 01:15:00 PM

Felix Hernandez (shoulder) is about a week away from resuming throwing off a mound.

Hernandez has played catch back-to-back days without any issues. He's surely going to need at least one rehab start before being activated, so the veteran right-hander likely is at least a couple weeks away from rejoining the Mariners' rotation.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 04:04:00 PM

Felix Hernandez (shoulder) will play catch Tuesday.

Hernandez to this point has been limited to strengthening exercises over the last three weeks after being diagnosed with more bursitis in his right shoulder, but he's ready to start throwing again now. The veteran right-hander will surely need at least one rehab start before returning, so he's likely still at least a couple weeks away.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 04:25:00 PM

Felix Hernandez (shoulder) is still building strength in his shoulder.

Hernandez landed on the disabled list earlier this month with bursitis in his right shoulder. He's currently on anti-inflammatories and has yet to resume throwing. King Felix has expressed confidence that he'll be back sooner than the initial 3-4 week timetable, but he's going to have to make rapid progress for that to come to fruition.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 11:16:00 AM

Felix Hernandez (shoulder) expects to make it back sooner than his 3-4 week timetable.

Doctors are still saying it will be 3-4 weeks but Hernandez is optimistic he'll be back sooner. King Felix also said his latest bout with shoulder bursitis isn't as bad as the one that sidelined him earlier this year. Injuries have limited the former Cy Young winner to just 13 starts this season.
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 07:32:00 PM

The Mariners expect Felix Hernandez to be sidelined for 3-4 weeks after he was diagnosed with right shoulder bursitis.

The M's called the injury biceps tendinitis over the weekend when King Felix was placed on the disabled list, but now they're saying it's the same ailment he dealt with earlier this season. Hernandez missed six weeks of action the first time, but evidently the club is thinking (hoping?) isn't not as serious this time.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 02:08:00 PM

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