On the heels of inking a monumental contract extension worth $175 million dollars, P Felix Hernandez finally took to the mound to throw for the first time this spring training season. The Seattle Times is reporting that Hernandez threw indoors after rain halted an outdoor throwing session and he tossed 33 pitches.
During a physical he was required to undertake during his contract extension talks, an MRI revealed that he issues with his right elbow. While the scan did not illustrate any injury that would require immediate surgery but rather the joint was just showing signs of normal wear and tear. That MRI prompted the Mariners to add a clause in Hernandez’s contract that awards the Mariners an additional year of service for just $1 million added to his contract if he misses significant time due to an elbow injury according to the newspaper.
Below is a short video of Hernandez’s pitching session as provided by the Seattle Times-