The Seattle Mariners have released reliever Sean Henn, who has not pitched in a Major League game since the 2009 MLB season. The former New York Yankees pitcher spent time in Triple-A Tacoma with a 3.64 ERA. The lefty signed with the Hanwha Eagles in the Korean League. In 81 career MLB innings, Henn has been worth -1 WAR with a 6.43 FIP.
Felix Hernandez is currently suffering from a back injury, even though he is apparently feeling better. Although King Felix will not be placed on the DL at this point, Eric Wedge was clear on that, he will not be making his scheduled start tomorrow after not being cleared after a bullpen session. He is day-to-day at this point.
“Felix is feeling better, but no sense in pushing it right now,” Mariners manager Eric Wedge said. “I know he feels like he can pitch at any point in time, but we’re going to make sure that we’re careful with this. We’ve got the off-day on Thursday, so we’ll see how he feels again tomorrow and decide where we’re going to go from there.
Taking Hernandez’s place tomorrow will be the young Hector Noesi, but the former New York Yankees pitcher will be pitching on short rest (one day) after a poor outing on Saturday against the Chicago White Sox. Still, Noesi is good to go and will be making the start as a precaution for Hernandez. The Mariners ace is feeling better, but Wedge just wants to be cautious here.
Noesi has been absolutely putrid on the road this season, and this is due to the fact that fly ball pitchers do better at home in spacious, pitcher-friendly ballparks (Jered Weaver is an ace in the AL West who comes to mind, albeit at a lesser scale).