HOUSTON | Seattle’s Hernandez bumped from rotation and into bullpen

10Aug - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



HOUSTON | Seattle’s Hernandez bumped from rotation and into bullpen

HOUSTON  — Seattle’s Felix Hernandez has lost his spot in the rotation in the wake of his latest terrible start in a season filled with struggles.

The right-hander, who threw a perfect game in 2012, will pitch out of the bullpen for the first time in his career. He’s having the worst season of 14-year career as the Mariners chase their first playoff berth since 2001. Hernandez has a career-high 5.73 ERA this season and is 0-4 in his last five starts, capped by a clunker against the Rangers on Tuesday when he allowed a career-high 11 runs — seven earned — on eight hits in six innings.

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