8:39 PM EST, Fri March 06, 2015

McClendon sets spring debuts for Hernandez, Rodney

PEORIA, Ariz. — Felix Hernandez will make his spring debut Wednesday when the Mariners play Colorado at Peoria Stadium. Manager Lloyd McClendon also revealed All-Star closer Fernando Rodney will pitch Sunday in Goodyear against Cincinnati. “They’re both well ahead of schedule,” McClendon said. Hernandez is, pretty much, in line with his 2014 approach. He made his debut last spring on March 4 — 27 days before pitching the season opener. His start Wednesday will be 26 days prior to his projected start against the Angels in the season opener. Rodney is slightly ahead of schedule. His...
Tacoma News-Tribune Feb 26, 2015

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Mariners' Felix Hernandez, Taijuan Walker are off and throwing

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez threw his first bullpen session of spring training on Thursday while Taijuan Walker threw to live hitters for the first time.

McClendon says Hernandez `has his own beat’ in preparing for season

PEORIA, Ariz. — That Mariners ace Felix Hernandez hasn’t yet stepped to the mound for a bullpen workout in spring training isn’t new or particularly surprising. “Felix can do whatever the (heck) he wants to do,” manager Lloyd McClendon said. “He has his own beat. He usually doesn’t throw early. I have no concerns because he’s in great shape. I’m really impressed.” Hernandez took part Monday in PFP (pitchers’ fielding practice) and led his group through such drills as the pitcher-to-first and pitcher-to-third bunt plays. But he generally spends the first few days just...
Tacoma News-Tribune Feb 16, 2015

Spring preview: Mariners’ starting rotation has nice mix of youth, experience for 2015

Long-time ace Felix Hernandez heads what projects as a strong starting unit that is deep and balanced.
Lookout Landing Feb 9, 2015

The next big moment for Felix Hernandez

As if you needed another reason to love the King. Felix Hernandez has passed some monumental milestones over the last few seasons: 2,000 innings, a perfect game, a Cy Young award. Now, with weeks left before pitchers and catchers report for spring training, he's on the verge of another big accomplishment: his 2,000th career strikeout. There are currently 72 pitchers who have struck out at least 2,000 batters in MLB history. Nolan Ryan stands alone at the head of the group, with 5,714 strikeouts; in second place, Randy Johnson leaves his legacy as the most dominant major league southpaw,...

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