Felix Hernandez leaves Sunday’s start with quadriceps tightness

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Mariners ace Felix Hernandez left Sunday’s start against the Athletics after five innings due to tightness in his right quadriceps, MLB.com’s Greg Johns reports. He had allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out one against the Athletics Sunday afternoon.

The Mariners say Hernandez’s early exit was due to precautionary reasons. That makes it sound like Hernandez should still be expected to make his next scheduled start against the Rangers on Saturday.

In his Opening Day start against the Angels, Hernandez allowed one run on two hits and a walk with 10 strikeouts. The right-hander finished as the runner-up to Corey Kluber in American League Cy Young balloting last season.

Jim Edmonds being tested for coronavirus

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Longtime Angels and Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds shared on his Instagram story that he is being tested for coronavirus.

The four-time All-Star, who now works as a broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest, has not posted an update on the results of his test.

If you want to learn more about COVID-19 or think you might need to be tested, give the CDC’s site about the virus a read. Informing yourself is the most important step. Washing your hands and staying home, if possible, is the best way to protect yourself.

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