|Trade Deadline: Felix Hernandez isn’t going anywhere||07.19.11 at 12:19 pm ET|
Another year. Another strong season from Felix Hernandez. Another not-so strong season from the Mariners. Another July with teams that are looking for starting pitching calling Seattle to see if they can pry “King Felix” from the Pacific Northwest.
And another time that the answer is again, “No.” That’s what Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik told FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal he’s telling potential suitors.
“Right now, there is no motivation to move him. We’re happy as well with him. We hope he’s here for a long time. It’s nice to know that every fifth day we’ve got Felix Hernandez pitching. That has been my stance all along.”
Hernandez is 8-8 with a 3.26 ERA in a league-high 21 starts this season after winning the Cy Young award in 2010 with a MLB-low 2.27 ERA and AL-high 249 2/3 innings pitched.
Rosenthal reports that the Yankees “occasionally call to see if the Mariners will reconsider their position on Hernandez,” but the answer continues to remain the same.
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