Felix Hernandez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Hernandez becomes Mariners' strikeout king

    Seattle Times "It was inevitable. Felix Hernandez was too good for too long in Mariners uniform to not hold almost every career starting pitching record in organization history. On Saturday night, he added yet another milestone. With a swinging strikeout of Rafael Ortega in the first inning on Saturday..." April 24

  • Mariners' Hernandez ties club strikeout record

    The Score "The Big Unit has some royal company atop the Seattle Mariners' record books. Felix Hernandez recorded the 2,162nd strikeout of his career Saturday to tie Randy Johnson for the most in Mariners franchise history." April 16

  • Servais confirms Hernandez as starter on opening day

    Tacoma News Tribune "Manager Scott Servais marked Saturday’s start of official workouts by confirming what is likely to be the least surprising news this spring from the Mariners’ camp. Felix Hernandez will pitch the season opener April 4 at Texas. "You can run with that if you want," Servais said. "It’s huge...." February 21

  • Felix Hernandez 'not happy at all' with 2015 performance

    The Score "Nobody holds the King to a higher standard than the King. Despite earning his sixth career All-Star appearance in 2015, wherein he managed a 3.53 ERA (107 ERA+) while eclipsing 200 innings for the eighth straight year, Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez remains highly critical of his own..." October 20

  • Felix hungry to improve as Mariners eye '16

    MLB.com "Felix Hernandez will be headed off soon on vacation. And when the King travels, he goes big. Hernandez and his family will head first to Japan, then Dubai before winding up with friends in the Dominican Republic. International journeys have become an offseason routine for the Mariners' ace, who..." October 19

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    Tim Booth @ByTimBooth

    Felix Hernandez is done for the year. Will not pitch the final weekend #Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon announced

  • Felix Hernandez cleared to start Saturday in Anaheim

    Hardball Talk "Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was lifted from his last start Sunday against the Rangers with stiffness in his throwing elbow, but there will be no early shutdown. Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon told MLB.com’s Greg Johns on Wednesday that Hernandez has been cleared to start this Saturday in..." September 24

  • Mariners will skip Felix Hernandez’s start on Monday

    Hardball Talk "The Mariners will skip ace Felix Hernandez‘s road start on Monday against the Astros, MLB.com’s Greg Garno reports. Manager Lloyd McClendon is trying to keep his ace fresh through the end of the season. McClendon said, “I did the same thing last year to freshen my pitchers up and Felix had the..." August 30

  • Mariners hoping innings don't catch up to Hernandez early

    Covers.com "It's become somewhat common fuel for conversation this time of year to wonder when star pitcher Felix Hernandez might finally hit a wall. The 29-year-old starter has thrown more than 2,200 innings over 11 seasons and seems to fade down the stretch annually. The questions were out there again..." August 26

  • Hernandez picked as AL’s best pitcher in survey of managers

    The News Tribune "Does it surprise anyone that Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was picked as the American League’s best pitcher by the league’s managers for Baseball America’s annual “best tools” survey? Hernandez was the AL’s starting pitcher in the All-Star Game and enters Tuesday’s game against Atlanta with an..." August 05

  • Wife of former Mariners outfielder sentenced to prison for ripping off Felix Hernandez’s wife

    Hardball Talk "Last October the news broke that Maria Peguero, wife of then-Mariners outfielder Carlos Peguero, faced federal wire-fraud charges for making nearly $180,000 worth of online purchases on a debit card belonging to Sandra Hernandez, the wife of Mariners starter Felix Hernandez. In February she..." June 24

  • Seager, Felix lead Mariners to 10-2 rout of Yankees

    Seattle Times "A bizarre turn of events threatened to dampen Robinson Cano’s return. His Mariner teammates made sure it didn’t happen. Kyle Seager tied a club record with four extra-base hits and Felix Hernandez pitched seven quality innings to give the Mariners a 10-2 victory at Yankee Stadium on Monday..." June 03

  • Hernandez `in shock’ at no strikeouts

    The News Tribune "Mariners ace Felix Hernandez didn’t record a single strikeout Wednesday while facing 31 batters over 6 1/3 innings in the first game of a doubleheader against Oakland. Not one. “I’m in shock right now,” he said after the Mariners pulled out a 6-4 victory in 10 innings. “It doesn’t bother me,..." May 08

  • Bellevue home owned by Felix Hernandez damaged by fire

    Seattle Times "A Bellevue home belonging to Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez was severely damaged by fire Monday afternoon. Hernandez and his wife, Sandra, were in Napa, Calif., when flames erupted at the home around 3:30 p.m., but are returning to Seattle because of the blaze, according to his agent, Wil..." November 05

  • Report: Home of Mariners' Felix Hernandez catches fire

    CBS Sports "According to several reports, the Bellevue, Wash. home of Mariners ace Felix Hernandez caught fire on Monday night. There's no word yet on the extent of the damage. Hernandez, 27, has spent his entire major-league career in Seattle. He won the AL Cy Young Award in 2010 and was runner-up in..." November 04

  • Report: Carlos Peguero’s wife ripped off Felix Hernandez’s wife

    Hardball Talk "Maria Peguero wife of Mariners outfielder Carlos Peguero is facing federal wire-fraud charges for making nearly $180000 worth of online purchases on a debit card belonging to Sandra Hernandez wife of Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez the Seattle Times is reporting. The article which really..." October 19

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    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    Bullpen session for Felix Hernandez goes well and plan is for him to start Sunday in Anaheim.

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    Greg Johns @GregJohnsMLB

    #Mariners won't start Felix against Tigers. Iwakuma will start Wed. and Paxton on Thur.

  • Felix Hernandez tests oblique strain by throwing off flat ground

    Hardball Talk "Felix Hernandez hasn’t pitched since September 2 due to a minor oblique strain on his left side but he’s hoping to rejoin the Mariners’ rotation as soon as next week. According to Greg Johns of MLB.com Hernandez didn’t have any problems throwing off flat ground prior to yesterday’s game against..." September 14

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    Geoff Baker @gbakermariners

    Felix Hernandez being pushed back again. #Mariners say nothing serious just caution. Brandon Maurer listed as Wed starter

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    Shannon Drayer @shannondrayer

    Felix Hernandez's next start getting pushed back to Wed for precautionary reasons #Mariners

  • Rangers score 15 against Mariners, topple King Felix again

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The primary reason for the Texas Rangers’ wild success the past three weeks according to manager Ron Washington is that all 25 players are making a contribution. That’s not a stretch either now that Adam Rosales has finally made his debut since joining the Rangers on two separate..." August 18

  • Blue Jays, Josh Johnson overpower Mariners, King Felix 7-2

    Toronto Star "There were likely people around America willing to bet the mortgage on Tuesday’s game that matched the uber-struggling Josh Johnson for the Blue Jays against King Felix Hernandez and the Mariners. Felix had won six in a row last losing on May 25 while Johnson had lost six straight starts with..." August 07

  • Mariners need Felix Hernandez at his best tonight

    Seattle Times "It’s no secret that the Mariners have yet to sweep a series this year. Or, maybe it is a secret, since nobody around the country is really paying that much attention to the Mariners right now, so these things tend to slip by. But the Mariners — in case you were unaware — have yet to sweep a series..." June 04

  • Felix Hernandez feels fine after ‘pinch’

    Tacoma News Tribune "Tuesday’s sixth inning brought on one of the Mariners’ worst nightmares: a grimace on Felix Hernandez’s face. Hernandez said he felt a “pinch” in his lower back, which has bothered him on occasion this season, when he turned and threw to second. Shifting his weight from one side to the other..." May 16

  • Hernandez tops Burnett, Mariners trip Pirates, 2-1

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Seattle starter Felix Hernandez lived up to his dominant billing as the Mariners beat the Pirates, 2-1, this afternoon at PNC Park. Former Cy Young winner Hernandez allowed one run on six hits in eight innings, striking out five batters to earn his fifth win of the season. The Pirates (18-15)..." May 09

  • King Felix records 100th win in Mariners’ rout of Astros

    Houston Chronicle "Recap: Seattle Mariners righthander Felix Hernandez backed up his ace status and kingly name, while the Astros’ starting pitching troubles continued to mount. Righty Brad Peacock allowed nine hits and seven runs in 4 1/3 innings and the Astros fell 7-1 to Seattle on Monday in an American League..." April 23

  • Felix dazzles A's as Mariners win opener, 2-0

    Seattle Times "None of the shiny new Mariners in the lineup had done anything by the time some bottom-order holdovers decided to take over. Brendan Ryan wasn't thinking much about his sub-.200 batting average from 2012 when he and Dustin Ackley used their legs to change the outcome of Monday night's season..." April 02

  • Mariners ace Felix Hernandez: 'We're going to be good'

    Seattle Times "Felix Hernandez has pitched the opener five seasons for the Mariners but says this sixth one should be the most surprising for those not in the clubhouse. "We're going to be good," Hernandez said. "We're going to surprise people." One can hardly fault Hernandez for being enthusiastic given..." March 30

  • Felix in fine form during spring debut

    MLB.com "Pitching in his first game since signing a $175 million contract extension, Mariners ace Felix Hernandez gave up one run in two innings of work Thursday against the Royals and pronounced himself stronger than a year ago as he begins his ninth Major League season. Hernandez, 26, has been on a..." March 07

  • King Felix retraces 2011 steps in spring prep

    MLB.com "Felix Hernandez makes his Cactus League debut Thursday for the Mariners when they face the Royals in Surprise, Ariz. But while it seems like the Mariners ace has been held back this spring on a slower schedule, in reality he's right on pace with previous years. Though Hernandez threw sooner..." March 06

  • Mariners owners took first step with Felix Hernandez

    Seattle Times "Read some interesting comments this morning by Mariners CEO Howard Lincoln, who told Jerry Brewer that the seven-year, $175 million contract given to ace pitcher Felix Hernandez is a sign the team’s ownership is committed to building a winner. “This signing, given the size and length of the..." February 17

  • King Felix to make $27M in 2019

    ESPN "Felix Hernandez will make $27 million in the final year of his new $175 million, seven-year contract with the Seattle Mariners, which includes a conditional eighth-year option should he need elbow ligament surgery during the length of the deal. Hernandez also is receiving a $6 million signing..." February 14

  • Felix Hernandez and the price of pitching

    River Ave Blues "After a slight elbow-related speed bump, Felix Hernandez and the Mariners finalized their landmark seven-year, $175M contract extension earlier this week. It is the largest pitching contract in history, both in terms of total value — surpassing CC Sabathia‘s $161M commitment — and average annual..." February 14

  • Felix Hernandez deal is done; press conference tomorrow at 2 p.m. PT

    Seattle Times "A relieved-looking Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik just walked into the media room here in Peoria and announced that, as expected, the contract extension for Felix Hernandez is now complete. A press conference has been scheduled for 2 p.m. PT tomorrow at Safeco Field. “We’re headed out right now..." February 12

  • Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik expresses optimism that Hernandez contract talks will conclude “sooner than later”

    Seattle Times "Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik has declined all comment up until now on the fact he is close to a contract extension with Felix Hernandez. But today, for the first time, he acknowledged that there have been ongoing talks that he says are close to being concluded. “It’s no secret that we’ve been in..." February 12

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    Geoff Baker @

    Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik announce the Felix Hernandez extension moments ago, says he is very pleased. Praised work of Hernandez's agent

  • Reported elbow issue stalls Felix Hernandez's contract extension

    Seattle Times "Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is expected to start spring training as usual this week despite reports Sunday that an elbow issue had delayed his finalizing a contract extension. The issue was said to have surfaced last week when Hernandez reportedly took a physical ahead of the extension being..." February 11

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    Ken Rosenthal @

    Source indicates announcement of Hernandez deal with #Mariners could come "in next day or two."

  • Felix Hernandez’s elbow ‘issue’ complicates $175 million contract extension

    Yahoo! Sports "There's an old, flawed saying that pitching is 75 percent of baseball. In reality, it's no more or less than 50 percent (including defense). Hitting, naturally, is the other half. That said, when your team has bad pitching, it sure seems like the odds are 3-to-1 against your team winning that day...." February 10

  • Felix Hernandez arm at issue

    ESPN "As the Seattle Mariners have been in discussions with Felix Hernandez about a record-setting extension, concern has developed over the condition of his pitching elbow, a source says. The team and its franchise player had talked about a framework of a deal that would pay $175 million over the..." February 10

  • Felix won't pitch in WBC

    Tacoma News Tribune "Felix Hernandez will not pitch in the World Baseball Classic. With a reported $135.5 million extension being negotiated with the Mariners, Hernandez has decided not to play for his native Venezuela. Hernandez was slated to be the No. 1 starter for his home country, as he was in 2009. His..." February 09

  • Hernandez pact shows Yankees have become cash commoners

    New York Post "It’s party time in Seattle. In The Bronx, it’s, well, um … Bengay time? Time to redeem those Coke bottles for the 5-cent payments? In case you needed another reminder of baseball’s changing landscape, and the Yankees certainly didn’t, we learned yesterday that the Mariners and Felix..." February 08

  • Felix deal would be ninth-highest in MLB history

    Seattle Times "If reports of an imminent seven-year, $175-million contract for Felix Hernandez are true -- and we're still trying to get our own confirmation of Bob Nightengale's USA Today report -- King Felix's deal would become the ninth most lucrative in MLB history. According to Cot's Baseball Contracts,..." February 08

  • Felix Hernandez and Mariners have agreed to seven-year, $175-million contract

    Seattle Times "Felix Hernandez and the Mariners were going to have to get something done contract-wise this winter, or else the team would be in a rather precarious spot going into 2013. Well, a report today from Bob Nightengale of USA Today says the two sides have reached preliminary agreement on a seven-year,..." February 07

  • Forget Felix Hernandez as a Yankee

    ESPN New York "Well, at least forget about Felix Hernandez as a Yankee anytime soon. The Seattle Mariners are about to sign King Felix to a seven-year, $175 million, according to USA Today. Hernandez's annual salary of $25 million over seven seasons makes him the highest-paid pitcher of all time, eclipsing..." February 07

  • Felix Hernandez reportedly seeking a six-year extension from Mariners

    SI "The four-year, $100-million offer to ace Felix Hernandez that the Seattle Mariners are reportedly considering would be far from enough, according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman. The 26-year-old righty is seeking a six-year extension to the two years and $39.5 million he has remaining on his..." January 27

  • Now For Talk Of A Felix Hernandez Contract Extension

    Lookout Landing "I'm not sure to what extent good PR really matters in baseball. Ultimately, if your team is good, people will come watch it, unless you're the Rays. If your team is bad, people will stop coming to watch it, unless you're, I don't know, one of the exceptions. The Mariners don't need to do things..." January 22

  • Mariners, Hernandez talk extension

    Fox Sports "The next big contract in baseball? It could go to Felix Hernandez. The Seattle Mariners continue to talk to Hernandez about an extension, according to major-league sources. And while no deal is close, the Mariners are at least weighing a four-year, $100 million proposal, sources said. It is..." January 22

  • On Talks Of A Felix Extension

    Lookout Landing "The Seattle Mariners' offseason has only just begun, but allow me to summarize the early activity: this one guy won't be around anymore neither will this one other guy or that guy's supposed "right-hand man" and this one guy from the minors won't be around anymore..." October 11

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