The disastrous season (by his standards) for veteran pitcher Felix Hernandez continued on Saturday. The Seattle Mariners placed the former Cy Young winner on the 10-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis.
Hernandez, was pitching to a 5-4 record with a 4.28 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in just 13 starts prior to the injury. If these numbers hold up, it would be his worst statistical season since all the way back in 2006.
This is the second time on the season that Hernandez has found himself on the shelf. He missed time earlier in the year due to right shoulder inflammation. In his two starts prior to being placed on the DL, Hernandez yielded eight runs in just 11 innings of work.
The Mariner called righty Marco Gonzales from Triple-A to take Hernandez's spot in the rotation. The former St. Louis Cardinals farm hand is pitching to an 8-4 record with a 3.54 ERA in stops at both the Cardinals and Mariners top minor league clubs. He was acquired from St. Louis in a trade back in July.