Felix Hernandez, Mitch Haniger expected to miss 3-4 weeks for Mariners
If the Seattle Mariners are going to turn things around in the early going this season, they’ll have to do it without two of their top players.
The Mariners announced on Friday that pitcher Felix Hernandez and outfielder Mitch Haniger are expected to miss 3-4 weeks with injuries:
Mariners news: Felix Hernandez has right shoulder bursitis. Mitch Haniger has grade 2 rt oblique strain. Both expected to miss 3-4 weeks.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) April 28, 2017
Haniger was one of the hottest hitters to start the season but strained his oblique during an at-bat against the Tigers on Tuesday. He is on the DL, currently sporting a 1.054 OPS thanks in part to his 7 doubles and 4 home runs in 79 at-bats.
Hernandez was pitching for the Mariners in that Tuesday game against Detroit but struggled early and was quickly replaced. His manager said he was going through a “dead arm” phase, which has now been diagnosed as shoulder bursitis. Hernandez is 2-2 with a 4.72 ERA this season.