Analysis | It was good to be the King, but Mariners move starter Felix Hernandez to the bullpen

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Analysis | It was good to be the King, but Mariners move starter Felix Hernandez to the bullpen
Analysis | It was good to be the King, but Mariners move starter Felix Hernandez to the bullpen

The end of Felix Hernandez's career has been approaching for some time, but it gained speed this week. Three years ago, “King Felix” had an 18-win season on a team that finished 14 games below .500. He rode that reputation through two injury-plagued seasons but now it is starting to fade. Mariners Manager Scott Servais moved Hernandez to the bullpen Thursday night. He told reporters Hernandez would have a chance to pitch his way back into the rotation, but added quickly: “We'll see. He'll let us know on that.” “Certainly, respect him and everything he's done here throughout his career, but these things happen and ultimately it's about the team,” Servais said, via ESPN. “It's never easy but again

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