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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Brock: What I learned at Mariners spring training – The Athletic

Will they release him?

2. Felix Hernandez, in the final year of his contract, has looked rusty. That isn’t all that uncommon for pitchers at the outset of camp, though I wonder how much throwing he did before arriving in Arizona. Last week, he hit Ichiro in the foot with a breaking ball and his command has been amiss in early workouts and live batting practice sessions. It’s still February, but the Mariners clearly want to see marked improvement. There’s a job in the rotation for him to win. He allowed four runs in 1 1/3 innings in his spring debut Saturday, but don’t read too much into that. It’s one outing. Remember, he doesn’t figure in the bullpen plans moving ahead. No matter his impressive lineage, he won’t be handed a starting job if he doesn’t earn it.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 26, 2019 at 05:59 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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