Félix Hernández
SP SEA
3 days ago

Hernandez (3-2) allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk with six strikeouts over six innings in a win Friday over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez was touched up for a pair of home runs but was otherwise sharp in his first start since late April. Perhaps the best sign for his fantasy owners was that Hernandez threw 96 pitches. He isn't slated to be on a pitch count despite the large chunk of time he missed, so expect him to go deep in games if he can pitch well enough to warrant it.

Félix Hernández
SP SEA
3 days ago

Hernandez (shoulder) was activated by the Mariners prior to his start against the Astros, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez is set to make his first start since late April after recovering from a shoulder injury. He has ramped up his work in the minors over the past couple weeks and said that he could throw 100 pitches during Friday's game, but the team will likely keep that number much lower for his first game back. In a corresponding move, the Mariners optioned Andrew Moore to Triple-A Tacoma.

Félix Hernández
SP SEA
1 week ago

Hernandez (shoulder) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of his scheduled start Friday against the Astros, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It wasn't known for certain if Hernandez would return to the rotation during the upcoming week heading into his third rehab start at Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday, but the right-hander erased any doubts about his health by tossing six shutout innings and striking out eight batters. With Hernandez reporting no issues with his shoulder upon meeting with the Mariners on Sunday, manager Scott Servais confirmed that the former Cy Young winner would make his next turn with the big club. It's not immediately clear who will lose out on a rotation spot now that Hernandez is healthy, but Christian Bergman, Yovani Gallardo and Sam Gaviglio would seemingly be most vulnerable. In addition, Hisashi Iwakuma (shoulder) is also in line to return from the DL to start next weekend, so it's likely that two of those aforementioned pitchers will be pushed out of the rotation by next week.

Félix Hernández
SP SEA
1 week ago

Hernandez (shoulder) fired 87 pitches over six shutout innings for Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday, Rainers broadcaster Mike Curto reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez allowed just four singles and mowed down eight hitters while throwing 57 of his 87 offerings for strikes. The veteran right-hander has come a long way from a clunker of a first rehab appearance back on June 6, and given his body of work Saturday, his activation in the coming days seems all but assured.

Félix Hernández
SP SEA
2 weeks ago

Hernandez (shoulder) retired the first 14 hitters he faced in Triple-A Tacoma's victory over Las Vegas on Sunday and gave up just one earned run on one hit over five innings, Michael Leboff of MiLB.com reports. "I knew it was going to be better today because it had been a while since I had been on the mound," Hernandez told reporters. "I had command of my fastball and all of my pitches, and it worked."

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez also remarked that his mechanics were much improved as he cruised through four consecutive 1-2-3 innings on an efficient 44 pitches. His only mistake came on an RBI double that he allowed in his final frame, but the overall results were naturally very encouraging after Hernandez's struggles in his last outing. The right-hander is scheduled for one more rehab start with the Rainiers before his expected activation from the disabled list.

Félix Hernández
SP SEA
2 weeks ago

Hernandez (shoulder) will make a third rehab start following his second appearance Sunday, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners are taking it easy with their longtime ace, wanting to make sure he is well and healthy before bringing him back up to the big leagues. This will move his return date from the end of next week to around the 21st of June during the series with Detroit. The plan for Sunday is to have Hernandez toss about 80 pitches to see how he handles a larger workload.

Félix Hernández
SP SEA
3 weeks ago

Hernandez (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session either Thursday or Friday before his scheduled Sunday rehab start for Triple-A Tacoma, Bob Dutton of The News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

King Felix can apparently use the extra work after a rough outing last Tuesday versus Reno in which he surrendered five runs over two innings and struggled with his location. Hernandez is scheduled to stretch out to 80 pitches in his Sunday start, but both he and the team apparently want him to continue refining his mechanics before he takes the mound again.

Félix Hernández
SP SEA
3 weeks ago

Hernandez (shoulder) will make another minor-league rehab appearance Sunday before hopefully returning to the Mariners' rotation on May 17 against the Rangers, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez threw two innings of rehab work with Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday. He reported feeling completely out of rhythm with his mechanics, but experienced no issues with his shoulder. If all goes well during his upcoming rehab appearance Sunday, Hernandez should be ready to rejoin the major-league rotation May 17.

Félix Hernández
SP SEA
3 weeks ago

Hernandez (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Tacoma, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The plan is for King Felix to fire four innings in his first start for the Rainiers and then make one more start prior to returning to Seattle's rotation, Dutton adds. If this timeline holds true, Hernandez would likely be in line to start one of the Mariners' games against the Twins in mid-June, although more should become clear once he gets through his first rehab start.

Félix Hernández
SP SEA
4 weeks ago

Hernandez (shoulder) will throw a simulated game Friday with the hope of beginning his rehab assignment Wednesday, Bob Dutton of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Barring any setbacks, it seems like this puts King Felix on track to return to the rotation very soon. If only one rehab start is needed, he could be back in action in about a week and a half, but an exact timeline for his return will come forth when the Mariners disclose their plans on this front.