Felix Hernandez makes rare trip to disabled list with calf strain

Mariners ace Felix Hernandezwas placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained right calf, the team announced.Hernandez was disabled retroactive to May 28, which means the right-hander will be eligible to returnJune 12. He’ll mi s two starts if that timeframeholds.MORE: 11 things we’ve learned in season’s first https://www.brewersedges.com/milwaukee-brewers/travis-shaw-jersey two monthsThis is just the third time in his career that Hernandez will be on the DL, and his first trip since 2008.Left-handerJames Paxton, once a top prospect for the Mariners,was recalled fromTriple-A Tacoma to fill the roster spot.MORE: Greatest individual performances in MLB historyHernandez, who is4-4 with a 2.86 ERA in 10 starts this season, struggled Friday in his last outing. He surrendereda season-high https://www.brewersedges.com/milwaukee-brewers/orlando-arcia-jersey six earned runs on eight hits in a 7-2 lo s to the last-place Twins. He stayed behind in Seattle while the team traveled to San Diego on Mondayto be examinedby Dr. EdKhalfayan. Paxton was tabbed as the starter for Wednesday night’s game against the Padres.It wasn’t clear how long the 30-year-old Hernandezhas been dealing with the injury.He has struggled with decreased velocity this season. His fastballaveraged89.5 mph in April https://www.brewersedges.com/milwaukee-brewers/glenn-robinson-jersey , a drop of more than 2 mph from a year ago, and his strikeouts-per-nine-inningsrate is down a full point to7.57.

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