Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik told CBS baseball writer Jon Heyman on Monday that the Mariners will not trade Felix Hernandez.
Hernandez, who has two years left on his contract with Seattle, has been the subject of trade speculation as a number of teams in contention for a playoff spot need starting pitching.
But Zduriencik told Heyman, “Who’s going to give me what I need for him? You’re always going to be looking for him if you don’t have him. We’re going to enjoy Felix Hernandez in a Mariners uniform. We love him. And he loves the Mariners.”
That’s welcome news in another wise forgettable year for Mariners fans. The team has struggled to score runs yet again and is in last place in the American League West, one of just three AL teams to be under .500 at the All Star break.
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