FantasySP / MLB / Felix Hernandez FantasySP / MLB / Felix Hernandez Copyright 2018 5166408 <![CDATA[King Felix's Opening Day streak in jeopardy]]> Felix Hernandez will extend his club record to 11 Opening Day starts, but that decision is looming with just a dozen days until Seattle begins its season against the Indians on March 29 at Safeco Field.]]> 5166408 Sat, 17 Mar 2018 16:56:02 EDT Official Seattle Mariners <![CDATA[King Felix 'outstanding' in latest bullpen session]]> James Paxton remains lined up to start Opening Day for the Mariners, Felix Hernandez is still holding out hope of recovering from a bruised right forearm in time to pitch the first game of the season in less than two weeks.]]> 5165708 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:42:01 EDT Official Seattle Mariners <![CDATA[To throw minor-league game Monday]]> Hernandez (forearm) is scheduled to throw in a minor-league game on Monday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

Hernandez suffered a serious forearm contusion in late February after being hit by a liner in his first spring start. The team expects him to be ready to take the mound for his first turn in the rotation. If he can get through a minor-league game without setbacks, he'll have a good chance to do that.

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<![CDATA[Felix Hernandez (forearm) is tentatively scheduled to pitch]]> Felix Hernandez (forearm) is tentatively scheduled to pitch in a minor league game on Monday. Both Hernandez and James Paxton are scheduled to throw in the contest on Monday. [...]]]> 5165280 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:14:07 EDT <![CDATA[Felix Hernandez (forearm) will throw another bullpen session]]> Felix Hernandez (forearm) will throw another bullpen session on Friday. If that goes well, he could pitch in a minor league game next week. Hernandez took a comebacker off his arm early in spring training but appears to be making good progress. [...]]]> 5164867 Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:21:16 EDT <![CDATA[King Felix feels 'zero pain,' wants ball on OD]]> Felix Hernandez will be able to make his 10th consecutive Opening Day start later this month, but the Mariners have not ruled out the possibility. There's no doubt in Hernandez's mind.]]> 5162064 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 17:00:02 EDT <![CDATA[Incorporates breaking balls in Tuesday's session]]> Hernandez (forearm) completed his bullpen session without issue Tuesday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

Better yet, King Felix was able to add breaking balls to his repertoire already despite the plan for the session to just be 25 fastballs. Hernandez is confident that he can be ready for the beginning of the regular season, but it remains to be seen if the team wants to push him to achieve this. The plan right now is to have him pitch another bullpen session in two days then return to game action Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

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<![CDATA[Felix Hernandez (forearm) said Tuesday that he believes he'll]]> Felix Hernandez (forearm) said Tuesday that he believes he'll be ready for the start of the season. King Felix felt fine during a bullpen session on Tuesday and even surprised by mixing in his offspeed pitches. [...]]]> 5161857 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:14:15 EDT <![CDATA[Bullpen session scheduled for Tuesday]]> Hernandez (forearm) threw off flat ground Monday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.

Hernandez has increased his throwing distance to 150 feet without aggravating his forearm injury and is scheduled to participate in a bullpen session Tuesday. More information regarding his eventual return should become available as his level of activity continues to increase.

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<![CDATA[The Mariners hope Felix Hernandez (forearm) is ready to throw]]> Felix Hernandez (forearm) is ready to throw a bullpen session Tuesday. The goal is for Hernandez to get in a couple bullpen sessions this week and hopefully two games before the Cactus League schedule runs out. [...]]]> 5161047 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:42:11 EDT <![CDATA[Felix Hernandez (forearm) is hoping to throw two bullpen sessions]]> Felix Hernandez (forearm) is hoping to throw two bullpen sessions this week. Hernandez threw an aggressive flat-ground session from 120 feet Saturday and said afterward of his bruised right forearm that "it's getting better every day. [...]]]> 5159797 Sun, 11 Mar 2018 11:21:05 EDT <![CDATA[Felix feels strong, extends throwing program]]> Felix Hernandez, but the longtime Mariners ace threw aggressively on flat ground again at the club's Peoria Sports Complex prior to Saturday's game against the Reds. Hernandez said he's feeling strong as he works back from the bruised forearm incurred by a line drive in his spring debut 13 days earlier.]]> 5159566 Sat, 10 Mar 2018 21:49:01 EDT Official Seattle Mariners <![CDATA[Felix Hernandez (arm) will play catch again Friday.]]> Felix Hernandez (arm) will play catch again Friday. Hernandez will extend his game of catch out to a farther distance and is nearing a bullpen session. [...]]]> 5158141 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 12:28:27 EDT <![CDATA[Felix ramps up throwing on 'very positive day']]> Felix Hernandez continued ramping up his throwing on Thursday in what pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. called "a very positive day."]]> 5157781 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 22:28:01 EDT Official Seattle Mariners <![CDATA[Felix Hernandez (arm) threw again on Thursday.]]> Felix Hernandez (arm) threw again on Thursday. He made about 40 throws on flat ground while increasing his distance by 30-40 feet. Pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. [...]]]> 5157627 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 19:21:07 EDT