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.
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Hernandez Activated from DL
Wednesday, July 20
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.