Felix Hernandez was at the clubhouse where the Seattle Mariners were during their visit to the Comerica Park, according to Shannon Dayer, who published the info on Twitter. It was thought that the “King” had traveled to Seattle to have his shoulder checked after an injury that caused him to be placed in the disabled list.
The Seattle star didn’t want to talk the the beatwriters that cover his team. The Venezuelan couldn’t achieve such feat, and instead he was punished and he ended up with an injury to his right shoulder that will keep him out for two to three weeks, according to what a source said to Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com, wven though, according to Drayer, Hernandez still has an appointment pending with the doctors, as well as Mitch Haniger, who also ended up in the DL after coming off on Tuesday’s game with a strained oblique.
Hernandez conceded his second defeat of the season after allowing four hits on Tuesday against the Detroit Tigers. He conceded six hits against them, one of them being a home run. He left with a 4.72 ERA in what he expected to be the last victory he needed to overtake Freddy García’s record in the big leagues.
Given both injuries and the situation currently taking place for Scott Servais’ team, the Mariners’ front office decided to make some movements. Chase De Jong is the chosen one to replace “The King” in the rotation, and he will step up on Sunday, according to some comments the manager made to MLB.com’s Greg Johns. Haninger’s place, in the meantime, will be taken by Ben Gamel, who was available tonight against Detroit.
The Mariners bolstered their bullpen with Casey Fien and Dillon Overton; both will take the spots left available by Chris Heston and Evan Marshall when they were sent to the Triple-A. These moves were made as they hope to improve the results that currently have them last in the West Division of the American League.