‘s woeful season continues to get worse.
Theplaced Hernandez on the Sunday with a right shoulder strain, barely 24 hours after yet another rough outing for the former Cy Young winner.
Hernandez, whose slow descent from ace status has been well chronicled over the last few seasons, was shelled by the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. Although he recorded three strikeouts – including the 2,500th of his career – Hernandez allowed a season-high seven earned runs in only 2 1/3 innings while issuing three walks.
Acting Mariners manager Manny Acta toldpostgame that Mariners coaches were concerned after Hernandez “didn’t warm up very well.” Hernandez then revealed Sunday that he felt pinching in his shoulder near the end of his brief outing.
“(My shoulder) just doesn’t feel right,” he said, according to.
Hernandez, 33, now sports career-worst numbers in ERA (6.52), FIP (5.30), and WHIP (1.50). If he had enough innings to qualify for the leaderboard, his ERA would rank as the second-highest in the AL, behind only. Hernandez’s 4.96 FIP since 2016 is the seventh-worst in the majors over that span.
The Mariners are paying Hernandez $27 million this season – the final year of a $175-million contract that was the largest ever given to a pitcher when signed – and they hold a conditional $1-million club option on him in 2020, according to.
Seattle recalled right-handerfrom Double-A Arkansas and also selected right-hander from Triple-A Tacoma in a pair of corresponding roster moves. Outfielder was optioned to Tacoma following Saturday’s game.
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