Felix Hernandez left his start against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday night with tightness in his pitching elbow in the first inning - a much bigger concern for the Seattle Mariners than their dramatic 5-4 loss.
The 21-year-old phenom recorded just one out, but was charged with three runs before being pulled "for precautionary reasons". He will be re-evaluated Thursday. Hernandez left the stadium before the end of the game, leaving fans with flashbacks of Francisco Liriano's elbow injury, which started out as a feeling of "tightness".
Hernandez was coming off a one-hitter against Boston, having given up no runs on just four hits over his first two starts -17 innings - before Wednesday's setback.