hybrid wrote:Ok, seriously people .... whatever I have said in this thread still applies as to when he will be called up. Sometime in the 2nd half is the best I can say.
So please no more asking "when will he be up?", not trying to be rude, but I will have to start collecting money from now on if I hear it.
Hybrid: When will Felix Hernandez be called up to the "Big Leagues."
If you kindly send me a dollar, I will get right on that.
For info you don't have to pay for ... here you go:
" ... Prized Tacoma Rainiers pitching prospect Felix Hernandez will miss his next start after being diagnosed with a mild case of bursitis in his right shoulder. Hernandez won his eighth game of the year on Tuesday with six shutout innings but complained of shoulder pain the next day. He was examined by Mariners medical director Larry Pedagana and had an MRI on Thursday that revealed no damage. “It’s a little sore but it’s nothing,” Hernandez said. In 2002, Hernandez said he had a similar issue with his shoulder that went away with rest. He said he won’t do any throwing for a few days but expects to make his scheduled start next week." (Tacoma News Tribune)
Hernandez won't throw for another week to 10 days to let a case of bursitis run its course, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
"We've done all the tests, and we know what it is," trainer Rick Griffin said. "It's precautionary ? there's no reason to hurry him back. It's a painful injury, but it's not a serious one. We're going to give it time to calm down. There's nothing seriously wrong. We're just erring on the side of caution. There's no concern about him at all." That massive whoosh sound you just heard was the franchise's collective sigh of relief.
THE NEWS TRIBUNE
Published: June 24th, 2005 12:01 AM
Tacoma Rainiers pitcher Felix Hernandez and outfielder Chris Snelling were picked to start for the Pacific Coast League in the Triple-A All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday.
The game, in Sacramento on July 13, pits the best of the PCL against the International League all-stars. It will be televised live on ESPN2.
Two other Rainiers, shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt and outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, were selected to play in the Futures Game on July 10 in Detroit before the major league All-Star Game.
“That’s awesome for us,” Rainiers hitting coach Terry Pollreisz said.
Hernandez, who is sidelined with a mild case of bursitis in his shoulder, leads the PCL in ERA at 2.32 and is 8-4 in his first season in Class AAA. The 19-year-old right-hander pitched for the World Team in last year’s Futures Game but doesn’t know if the organization will let him pitch in the Triple-A All-Star Game.
“I feel great,” Hernandez said. “I’m going to play catch on Saturday and see how I feel.”
Snelling, 23, entered Thursday’s game the third leading hitter in the PCL at .362. He missed all of 2004 rehabbing hand, wrist and elbow injuries.
Betancourt, a 23-year-old who escaped from Cuba in 2003, is in his first year in the Mariners’ organization. He began the season at Class AA, hitting .273 in 52 games for San Antonio. He was promoted to Tacoma on June 2 and is hitting .299.
Choo, who will be playing in his third Futures Game, is hitting .283 with five homers and 21 RBI for the Rainiers. The 22-year-old had a brief appearance with the Mariners earlier this season, going 1-for-3 in three games.
“Hopefully this year, I’ll have a better game,” said Choo, who made an error in last year’s game. “I enjoyed the game; it was fun.”
Hernandez (shoulder bursitis) said Thursday he might not return until after the All-Star break, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.
This supposedly "minor" injury is sure keeping Hernandez out longer than expected. The Mariners, though, are being overly cautious. But it's still disconcerting, especially in a franchise that seems jinxed with arm injuries to prospect pitchers.
July 7 Benny Looper, Seattle's vice president of player development and scouting, said prospect Felix Hernandez is "real close" to returning from shoulder bursitis, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.