Mariners lose King Felix for 3-4 weeks

Published Aug. 9, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. — In the midst of the AL wild-card chase, the Mariners will be without RHP Felix Hernandez for 3-4 weeks because of bursitis in his right shoulder.

Hernandez was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday in Kansas City and placed on the disabled list because of discomfort in his pitching arm.

LHP Marco Gonzales took Hernandez's spot in the rotation.

Baylor remembered

Don Baylor's one-of-a-kind presence was again with the Rockies. Baylor, the team's first manager who died Monday after a lengthy battle with cancer, was honored as the Rockies hung his No. 25 jersey inside their dugout at Progressive Field.

Ump suspended

Joe West, the majors' senior umpire, was suspended for three days for comments he made about Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre. In a USA Today report published June 20 timed to coincide with his 5,000th regular-season game, West said "it's got to be Adrian Beltre" when asked who was the biggest complainer in the majors.

Postseason schedule

The World Series is scheduled to start on Oct. 24 and Game 7 would be on Nov. 1, spilling into an unusual month for the sixth time. The playoffs open with the AL wild-card game Oct. 3, with the NL wild-card game the next day.

Number of the day

261,691 Home attendance for the Mets' Class A Columbia Fireflies, surpassing last year's total in 16 fewer games. Tim Tebow played 39 home games in Columbia before his promotion June 25.


. Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (back) threw off flat ground and could advance to throwing off a mound this weekend.

. Mets RHP Matt Harvey, out since mid June with a stress reaction in his right shoulder, said he expects to begin a rehab assignment within the next week or two.

. Indians LF Michael Brantley sprained his right ankle and left in the fifth inning.