Felix Hernandez SP SEA 4 Days

Felix Hernandez impressed in Wednesday's start against the Rangers, allowing one run over seven innings in the Mariners' loss.

Fernandez allowed four hits, walked one, and struck out nine in yet another quality outing. The right-hander took the hill to start the eighth, but was pulled after allowing a lead-off triple to Leonys Martin, who would later score the Rangers' first run. Fernandez lost what would have been his fourth win in as many opportunities when Fernando Rodney blew the save in the ninth. King Felix will face the Astros in his next start.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 9 Days

Felix Hernandez struck out 11 while allowing two runs in seven-plus innings Friday in a win over the A's.

Manager Lloyd McClendon had little reason to send Hernandez back out for the eighth having already thrown 100 pitches in a 6-0 game, but he did and it nearly cost him big-time. Hernandez hit the first batter he faced and then gave up a single before being pulled. The Mariners ended up using four pitchers and giving up four runs in the frame, with two of the runs being charged to King Felix. Fortunately, Fernando Rodney shut the door from there in the ninth, giving Hernandez his third win in three starts.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 19 Days

Felix Hernandez gave up three runs (two earned) over six innings and struck out 11 in a win over the Angels on Monday.

King Felix gave up an early home run to Mike Trout and was a little shaky in the third inning, but he was pretty dominant otherwise. He gave up four hits and walked one in the victory and is now 5-0 in seven career Opening Day starts.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 26 Days

Felix Hernandez allowed three runs on five hits while striking out six over five frames Tuesday versus the Royals.

King Felix finishes Cactus League play with a 4.73 ERA, but he struck out 13 over 13 1/3 innings. The veteran right-hander will get the ball next Monday in Anaheim on Opening Day.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 1 Month

Felix Hernandez threw seven innings in a minor league game Thursday.

King Felix didn't feel like making the trip to Mesa, so he stayed on his turn and pitched against the Brewers' Class-A team. He's lined up to start Opening Day against the Angels on March 31 and should be a fantasy ace again in 2014.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 1 Month

Felix Hernandez pitched well against the Rockies in Cactus League play on Friday, allowing just one unearned run on two hits over four frames.

Hernandez whiffed a pair while walking one. One of the most consistent hurlers in the game, there's no reason to believe that he won't once again finish among the game's elite in 2014.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 1 Month

Felix Hernandez was hit hard by the Rangers in Sunday's Cactus League contest, allowing four runs on four hits in just 2 1/3 innings of work.

King Felix managed to punch out four in the abbreviated outing, while walking only one. He now sports an 8.31 ERA on the early spring season, but has plenty of time to right the ship before his Opening Day assignment.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 2 Months

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon officially named Felix Hernandez as his Opening Day starter on Saturday.

No surprises here, as Hernandez is basically the only healthy M's hurler with a spot locked up in the rotation currently. The 27-year-old hurler delivered another spectacular effort in 2013, posting a 3.04 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 216/46 K/BB ratio over 204 1/3 innings. He's now fanned 215 or more hitters in each of the last five seasons, making him an elite and dependable option as an ace in fantasy drafts.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 3 Months

The Mariners will name executive VP Kevin Mather team president.

Mather will succeed Chuck Armstrong, who is set to officially retire on the last day of January. Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times reports that Mather beat out fellow exec VP Bob Aylward for the gig. Mather, who previously handled the club's finances and ballpark operations, will enjoy the cash influx of a new television deal, part of the reason that Seattle was able to sign Robinson Cano this winter.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 5 Months

Mariners President and Chief Operating Officer Chuck Armstrong announced he will retire effective January 31, 2014.

Armstrong has served as president for 28 of the last 30 seasons. "Thanks to our outstanding ownership, the franchise is stable and will remain the Northwest's team, playing in Safeco Field," said the 71-year-old Armstrong. Seattle has begun the process of searching for Armstrong's successor.