The King will return.
Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez will pitch Saturday for Tacoma in Cheney Stadium against Salt Lake, M’s pitcher Scott Servais said Monday. He is rehabbing a shoulder injury.
In two starts with the Rainiers, Hernandez has pitched a combined 7 innings and is 1-0 with a 7.71 ERA. He gave up five runs, all earned, in two innings against Reno in his first start on June 6. On Sunday, Hernandez showed more promise of returning to his Cy Young-winning form pitching a perfect first 4 2/3 innings against Las Vegas. He allowed one run in five innings of work.