Hernandez, as expected, will be called up to start Thursday's game at Detroit, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
The Mariners have a few options to make room for Hernandez, but are likely to send the stuggling Joel Pineiro to Triple-A Tacoma. Hernandez's call-up is about the only thing M's fans have had to look forward to this season. The phenom has had a little problem with walks at Tacoma (48 in 88 innings) and his K:BB ratio has wilted to 2:1 in Triple-A from 3:1 in Double-A and better than 4:1 in Single-A. He might not be the Dwight Gooden some scouts tagged him as early on, but if he consistently throws strikes, the Mariners will be pleased.