CLEVELAND — Well, the Seattle Mariners now have a recovery timetable for pitcher Felix Hernandez and outfielder Mitch Haniger.
Both are expected to miss three-to-four weeks after undergoing examinations Friday in Seattle by Dr. Edward Khalfayan, the club’s medical director.
Both players suffered their injuries in Tuesday’s 19-9 loss to the Tigers in Detroit and, one day later, placed on the 10-day disabled list.
Hernandez was diagnosed as having bursitis in his right shoulder. Haniger was diagnosed with a grade 2 strain of his right oblique muscle.
The Mariners, at least temporarily, replaced Hernandez in the rotation with rookie right-hander Chase De Jong, who will make his first major-league start Sunday against Cleveland in the series finale at Progressive Field.
Hernandez, 31, was 2-2 this season with a 4.73 ERA in five starts.
The Mariners recalled Ben Gamel on Wednesday from Triple-A Tacoma to serve as Haniger’s primary replacement in right field. Haniger, 26, was batting . 338 with four homers and 16 RBI in 21 games prior to his injury.