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5.13.2007

King Felix's Return Marked For Tuesday

Felix Hernandez is more than ready for his return to the mound on Tuesday.

"It feels like it's been a year," says Hernandez. "It's not fun to sit down and do nothing."
After nursing a strained forearm on the disabled list since mid-April, Seattle Mariners phenom Felix Hernandez is more than ready for his scheduled start Tuesday at home against the Los Angeles Angels.

The 21-year-old righty left his start against the Minnesota Twins on April 18th after only a third of an inning. He allowed three runs, walked two and threw a wild pitch before he finally called trainers to the hill to be pulled.

Up until his injury, Hernandez had allowed only four hits in 17 scoreless innings - including a one-hitter against the Boston Red Sox.

Hernandez was at home Friday with a 102-degree fever and flu-like symptoms while his teammates were whooping some Yankee tail. So, throwing an extended bullpen session less than 24 hours later shows how crazy dedicated the young man is.

[Seattle Times]

5 Comments:

Bassmaster said...

Thank god. My rotation is dying here.

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