M's play it safe, delay Hernandez's return to rotation

Updated: May 3, 2007, 10:50 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Felix Hernandez is going to have to wait at least one more turn to get back into the Mariners' rotation. Jeff Weaver will gladly wait one more day to stay in it.

Seattle manager Mike Hargrove announced Wednesday that Hernandez, the Mariners' ace who began this season nearly perfect before straining his forearm on April 18, will not start in Yankee Stadium on Friday as anticipated. The 21-year-old is now tentatively scheduled to pitch on May 9 at Detroit, following arm discomfort ...

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