Felix Hernandez Placed on DL by Mariners Due to Right Shoulder Injury

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 26, 2017

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 25:  Felix Hernandez #34 of the Seattle Mariners throws a warm-up pitch in the bullpen prior to the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 25, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Mariners 19-9.  (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
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The Seattle Mariners have placed right-handed pitcher Felix Hernandez on the disabled list after he left Tuesday's start against the Detroit Tigers after two innings.

Per the Mariners public relations twitter account, Hernandez was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. 

MLB Network's Jon Morosi added the expectation is Hernandez will be out for "at least" two to three weeks with the injury. 

Hernandez has struggled in his last two starts, allowing 18 hits and eight earned runs in 8.1 innings.

Following Hernandez's start against the Tigers, Mariners manager Scott Servais told reporters Hernandez was battling a "dead arm" issue.

"He just didn't have much tonight," Servais said, per MLB.com's Greg Johns. "It's like dead arm as much as anything. He didn't have pain or anything like that. It's just nothing was coming out and he didn't feel good."

Johns added Hernandez will undergo an MRI in Seattle to determine the nature of the injury.

The 31-year-old Hernandez has a 4.73 ERA in 26.2 innings, and his 39 hits allowed this season are the most in Major League Baseball.

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