Felix Hernandez Struck on Arm by Victor Caratini Line Drive, Leaves Game (VIDEO)

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Felix Hernandez Struck on Arm by Victor Caratini Line Drive, Leaves Game (VIDEO)

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The thing you just don’t want to see in Spring Training: injuries. Sure, poor performance gives you a small pause, too, but a guy really, seriously getting hurt in an exhibition, warm-up game? No thanks.

Unfortunately for the Mariners and their fans, that’s what today was. Felix Hernandez took a hard Victor Caratini liner off the arm in the second inning:

Hernandez was in obvious and immediate pain there, and it seemed like the ball may have struck him right on the elbow of his pitching arm. Even if it’s not a break, that’s gotta hurt like crazy.

Hopefully whatever the case, Hernandez won’t be seriously set back in his attempt to put together a good comeback season here at age 31/32. So good for so long, we haven’t really seen “King Felix” for over three years now.

And in a flukey, ridiculous twist – here’s hoping this doesn’t get in Caratini’s head at all:

UPDATE: Hopefully everything else comes up clear:


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