Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is done for what’s left of the 2015 season after exiting his last start with a minor elbow injury, per Bob Dutton of the News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington.

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Mariners Shut Down Hernandez

Wednesday, Sept. 30

With Hernandez unable to make another start this year, he’ll snap what has been an extremely impressive streak, per Greg Johns of   

Hernandez previously dealt with tightness in his right quadriceps. The injury caused him to leave an April start against the Oakland Athletics early. He didn’t end up missing any scheduled outings because of the issue, though.

The longtime Mariners star has been highly durable throughout his career. With 31 starts this year, he’s made at least 30 starts in 10 consecutive seasons. King Felix has also been one of the league’s best pitchers over that stretch, highlighted by winning a Cy Young Award in 2010.

Since the season is almost over anyway, it makes sense for the Mariners to be extra cautious with Hernandez. The franchise inked him to a massive extension in 2013, so risking further injury to him in meaningless games would be unnecessary. 


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