Hernandez goes on Seattle DL

Felix Hernandez
Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez delivers a pitch during the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins on Friday.
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The Seattle Mariners put Felix Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday because of a right calf strain, only the third time the right-hander has landed on the DL.

Hernandez, 30, is 4-4 with a 2.86 earned-run average.


Tampa Bay Rays reliever Brad Boxberger is going on the DL because of an oblique injury a day after his first appearance this season. Boxberger, who led the American League in saves last season with 41, had adductor surgery in March. ... Detroit Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez says he contracted the Zika virus over the off-season in his home country of Venezuela. Rodriguez says he was bedridden for about two weeks with head and body aches, sore joints and other symptoms. Tests determined it was Zika and it took about two months until he felt normal again.