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 Posted: Thu Apr 27th, 2017 02:00 am
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Down goes the King.

The Seattle Mariners have placed Felix Hernandez on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation, according to MLB.com's Greg Johns.

Hernandez left Tuesday's start against the Detroit Tigers with shoulder tightness after tossing just two innings. He allowed four earned runs on six hits and a pair of walks in the contest.

Jon Morosi of MLB.com reports the injury will cost the ace at least the next two to three weeks.

After an effective three starts to open the season where he allowed only six earned runs over 18 1/3 innings, Hernandez has struggled through two starts since, allowing eight runs in only 8 1/3 frames. He's also given up six long balls, posting an uncharacteristically high 2.03 home runs per nine innings pitched.

The longtime face of the Mariners has been remarkably durable while handling a heavy workload throughout most of his career. He threw 200-plus innings in eight consecutive seasons from 2008-15 before making only 25 starts in 2016, missing all of June and most of July with a calf strain.

It is only the fourth time he's ever been placed on the disabled list.

In corresponding moves, the Mariners called up pitchers Chase De Jong, Casey Fien, and Dillon Overton from Triple-A Tacoma. De Jong will take Hernandez's spot Sunday against the Cleveland Indians, according to the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton.