Felix Hernandez

OAKLAND, Calif. | Mariners place ace James Paxton on DL with forearm bruise

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Seattle Mariners have placed ace James Paxton on the disabled list with a forearm bruise, one day after the left-hander was struck by a line drive. Paxton was facing the third batter in the first inning Tuesday night when Jed Lowrie lined a ball back up the middle, hitting the pitcher … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Mariners place ace James Paxton on DL with forearm bruise

OAKLAND, Calif. | M’s Paxton hit by liner, replaced by Hernandez vs. A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — Seattle Mariners ace James Paxton was replaced by Felix Hernandez in the first inning Tuesday night after being hit by a line drive on his pitching arm. X-rays on Paxton’s left arm were negative, and he was diagnosed with a forearm contusion. Paxton allowed a leadoff home run to Oakland’s Marcus Semien … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | M’s Paxton hit by liner, replaced by Hernandez vs. A’s

HOUSTON | Shaky Hernandez vows to return to Mariners’ rotation soon

HOUSTON  — Felix Hernandez vowed Saturday that his first-ever stint in Seattle’s bullpen won’t last long. “I’ll be a starter before the end of the year,” Hernandez told The Associated Press. “No question about it.” The struggling Mariners ace has made 398 career starts in 14 seasons, never once pitching in relief. He was bumped … Continue reading HOUSTON | Shaky Hernandez vows to return to Mariners’ rotation soon

Assessing the bullpens after a wild trade deadline

Now that the dust has settled after the trade deadline, here’s some quick trivia: Which team does Zach Duke pitch for? How about Darren O’Day? Or Seunghwan Oh? It seemed like every contender wanted to add another arm or two in the bullpen, making the hours and days leading up to last week’s non-waiver trade … Continue reading Assessing the bullpens after a wild trade deadline

SEATTLE | Ohtani strong in return to mound as Angels beat Mariners 8-2

SEATTLE (AP) — Shohei Ohtani returned from a sprained ankle and took a shutout into the seventh inning while outpitching Felix Hernandez, Mike Trout hit his 12th home run and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 8-2 on Sunday. Ohtani (3-1) made his first start on the mound since April 24. The two-way … Continue reading SEATTLE | Ohtani strong in return to mound as Angels beat Mariners 8-2

Gamel out, Mariners thin in outfield, Ichiro could return

March 05, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Seattle Mariners are running out of healthy outfielders. To the rescue — Ichiro? Ben Gamel will miss opening day, the Mariners said Monday, because of a strained oblique muscle that’s expected to sideline him four to six weeks. That could open a spot for Ichiro Suzuki, and a deal … Continue reading Gamel out, Mariners thin in outfield, Ichiro could return