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Félix Hernández expected to miss four to six weeks with lat strain


Mariners starter Félix Hernández has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his right lat muscle, Corey Brock of The Athletic reports. Hernández landed on the 10-day injured list on Sunday with what was called at the time a strained right shoulder.

Hernández, 33, has scuffled this season to a 6.52 ERA with a 34/8 K/BB ratio in 38 2/3 innings. He is likely pitching his final year in Seattle as his seven-year, $175 million contract will be complete at the end of the season.

Hernández’s 30’s have not treated him well. He made just 69 starts across three seasons from 2016-18 with an ugly 4.62 ERA.

Manny Machado homers in return to Camden Yards

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Padres third baseman made his much anticipated return to Camden Yards on Tuesday, his first appearance there as a visiting player after signing a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Padres in February. The Orioles’ faithful gave Machado a standing ovation as he came to the plate for his first at-bat. He would strike out looking.

In Machado’s next at-bat, he crushed a first-pitch Jimmy Yacabonis fastball out to left-center field for a solo homer, boosting the Padres’ lead to 5-1. It marked Machado’s 100th career homer at Camden Yards.

Machado now has 17 homers on the season along with 48 RBI, 47 runs scored, and a .279/.355/.503 triple-slash line.