Super Bowl 50

Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Get the latest Super Bowl news >>

Stream The Game Live
See The Matchup
Home of Super Bowl 50
Where to Watch Game Preview Full Coverage

Felix Hernandez exits start with lower back cramp

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

The Mariners had a little bit of a scare with Felix Hernandez on Monday.
The Mariners had a little bit of a scare with Felix Hernandez on Monday. (USATSI)

More MLB: Scoreboard | Standings | Probable Pitchers | Sortable Stats | Odds

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez left his start Monday afternoon with a lower back cramp, the team announced. He had thrown 105 pitches in 6 2/3 innings before walking off with the trainer. The Mariners say he was lifted as a precaution.

Hernandez, 27, dealt with back soreness earlier this season. He has been one of baseball's most durable pitchers in recent years, throwing at least 230 innings in each of the past four seasons. His last DL trip came back in 2008 for an ankle problem.

In 28 starts coming into Monday, Felix had a 2.97 ERA (123 OPS+) with a 4.85 K/BB ratio in 187 2/3 innings. He held the Royals to three runs in 6 2/3 innings before exiting Monday's game.

Hernandez signed a seven-year, $175 million contract extension with the Mariners over the winter.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

February 6, 2016
February 4, 2016
MLB Roundup 2/4
(1:32)
February 4, 2016
Top relievers for 2016
(1:19)
February 4, 2016
The Griffey's on playing in the MLB
(3:26)

Latest

Most Popular