Felix Hernandez won't face Astros

Updated: September 9, 2013, 9:49 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez will not make his scheduled start on Wednesday, the second time his turn in the rotation has been pushed back.

He was originally set to start last Sunday against Tampa Bay but was scratched due to stiffness in his back. Hernandez left his outing Sept. 2 against Kansas City because of cramps in his lower back.

Now, manager Eric Wedge said Hernandez will not start against Houston.

"I guess you'd call it a minor oblique strain on ...

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