Seattle Mariners rumors suggest a Felix Hernandez elbow injury could derail contract talks. Hernandez and the Mariners had reportedly been involved in talks for a huge contract extension, but a big wrench may have been thrown in that. According to a report from Sunday (Feb. 10), "Filed to ESPN news desk: Concern about Hernandez's elbow might affect contract talks about the proposed extension."
There is nothing good about this breaking news, especially if there ends up being any truth to it. the Mariners don't have a deep enough roster to survive an injury to Hernandez, especially as he has become the face of the franchise. If it turns out that he is having elbow problems that lead to a lot of missed time, it could completely derail the 2013 season before it even gets started.
It's important to point out that the team has not issued a statement about this and Hernandez's agent hasn't confirmed that there is something going on with his elbow. Consider all of this conjecture until an official report comes out about what is going on with one of the best pitchers in the American League. Unfortunately, until that point, Mariners fans are going to be extremely nervous about what news might be coming next.
These are by far the worst Seattle Mariners rumors of the offseason and any talk of a Felix Hernandez elbow injury should scare even the most die-hard of fans.
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