BOSTON (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have placed right-hander Felix Hernandez on the injured list with a strained right shoulder, a day after he became the 36th pitcher in major league history to reach 2,500 strikeouts.
The 33-year-old Hernandez (1-4, 6.52 ERA) didn’t make it out of the third inning in a 9-5 loss to the Red Sox on Saturday, getting tagged for seven runs and six hits in 2 1/3 innings. He’s allowed 14 runs in his last two starts over 7 1/3 innings and is 0-4 since winning his first start of the season.
He collected his milestone strikeout when he got rookie Michael Chavis looking with a 92 mph sinker.
The stumbling Mariners have lost 14 of 18 and been outscored 23-6 in the first two games of a scheduled three-game series against the Red Sox.
They also optioned outfielder Braden Bishop to Triple-A Tacoma.
To fill the spots on the roster, they recalled right-hander Dan Altavilla from Double-A Arkansas and selected righty Parker Markel from Tacoma.