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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
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Felix Hernandez (shoulder) was scheduled to begin playing catch on Wednesday.
Hernandez -- who was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation on April 26 -- was previously shut down in his throwing program due to soreness. He will try to boot up that program once more this week. Because he has not begun to rehab in earnest, it is somewhat difficult to place a timetable on his return. At this juncture, his rejoining the club by the end of May is looking unlikely. May 17 - 7:39 PM

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Felix Hernandez (shoulder) will back off his throwing program after feeling soreness when playing catch twice this week.

How big of a setback it is isn't known at this point, but obviously this isn't a good development. The Mariners were hoping that Hernandez would be able to rejoin their rotation during the next homestand, but it's now looking unlikely that he'll make it back before the end of the month.
May 12 - 3:52 PM

Felix Hernandez (shoulder) played catch without issue on Monday.

It was his first time throwing since he landed on the disabled list April 26 with right shoulder inflammation. Hernandez is aiming to rejoin the Mariners on their next homestand, but he still has many hurdles to clear.
May 9 - 3:56 PM

Felix Hernandez (shoulder) is expected to resume throwing Monday.

Mariners manager Scott Servais said that Hernandez is "feeling really good" as he makes his way back from bursitis in his right shoulder. He was initially expected to miss around 3-4 weeks, which would set him up for a late-May return if all goes well.
May 8 - 10:45 AM

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said Friday that Felix Hernandez (shoulder) is progressing and about two weeks away from a return.

It would fall in line with the initial timetable of 3-4 weeks. It's unclear whether Hernandez has resumed a throwing program, but obviously he appears to be feeling better. The veteran right-hander is coming back from bursitis in his pitching shoulder.
May 5 - 6:06 PM

The Mariners announced Friday that Felix Hernandez has been diagnosed with bursitis in his shoulder and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.

The veteran right-hander has forced to leave his start on Tuesday due to fatigue in his shoulder. Chase De Jong is expected to hold down his spot in the rotation for the next couple of weeks but doesn't make for an appealing fantasy option.
Apr 28 - 6:31 PM

Mariners placed RHP Felix Hernandez on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

Hernandez experienced fatigue in his right shoulder Tuesday during a rough two-inning outing against the Tigers. He's flown back to Seattle for an MRI, and the results of that exam should tell us more about his recovery timetable. The veteran right-hander holds a 4.73 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through 26 2/3 innings (five starts) this season.
Apr 26 - 3:10 PM

Felix Hernandez (shoulder) will reportedly be placed on the 10-day disabled list.

Hernandez flew back to Seattle for an MRI of his right shoulder late Tuesday night after struggling through an ugly two-inning outing at Detroit's Comerica Park. All that is known for now is that he's experiencing fatigue. There should be a more official diagnosis at some point Wednesday night. Mitch Haniger (oblique) is also headed to the disabled list for the last-place Mariners.
Apr 26 - 2:45 PM

Felix Hernandez is headed back to Seattle to have his right shoulder examined.

Hernandez experienced shoulder fatigue -- what manager Scott Servais called "dead arm" -- during his ugly two-inning start Tuesday night at Detroit's Comerica Park. Seattle wound up losing the game 19-9 and Hernandez watched his ERA balloon to 4.73 after surrendering four earned runs. There might not be an update on his status until Thursday. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times says Felix "left the clubhouse quickly" on Tuesday and "was visibly upset."
Apr 25 - 11:07 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Danny Valencia
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Guillermo Heredia
2Taylor Motter
CF1Jarrod Dyson
2Boog Powell
RF1Mitch Haniger
2Ben Gamel
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Christian Bergman
8Sam Gaviglio
9Ryan Weber
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Nick Vincent
4Evan Scribner
5Marc Rzepczynski
6James Pazos
7Tony Zych
8Daniel Altavilla
9Evan Marshall
10Emilio Pagan
11Shae Simmons
12Casey Lawrence