Felix Hernandez Injury: Updates on Mariners Star's Calf and Return

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured Columnist

Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Saturday, April 16, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez hasn't pitched since going on the disabled list with a calf injury he suffered while celebrating a home run against the San Diego Padres on May 31. However, he's ready to return.

Continue for updates.

Hernandez Activated from DL

Wednesday, July 20

Joe Trezza of MLB.com reported Hernandez is back from the disabled list.

Hernandez Has Been the Model of Health During Career

Hernandez missed a scheduled start on April 22 due to an illness, but he's otherwise been healthy during the 2016 season—a trend that he has carried over from previous campaigns.

The 30-year-old made 30 starts every season from 2006 through 2015, and he notched fewer than 200 innings pitched just twice during that span.

"I feel the same as I did when I was 21," Hernandez told Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times in April. "I don’t feel any different. I have my own routine. I do a lot of stuff in the training room and in the weight room, and it’s why I feel that way."

A six-time All-Star and 2010 Cy Young Award recipient, Hernandez has posted a record of 4-4 this season while recording a 2.86 ERA.


Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com.


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