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

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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.