Felix Hernandez, Mitch Haniger expected to miss up to 4 weeks

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Hernandez had previously missed just under two months of action earlier this season.

Mariners place Felix Hernandez back on DL

Hernandez had previously missed just under two months of action earlier this season.

The Mariners may be without their best starter and hottest hitter for up to four weeks.

Right-hander Felix Hernandez and right fielder Mitch Haniger are expected to miss 3-4 weeks, according to the Seattle Times. Both players went on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday.

Hernandez left Tuesday's start against the Tigers after two innings. Mariners manager Scott Servais said Wednesday Hernandez termed the injury a "dead arm." The technical diagnosis is bursitis in his right shoulder. The 30-year-old Hernandez, a six-time All-Star and former Cy Young Award winner, is off to a rocky start, with a 4.73 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in five outings.

Haniger has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain of his right oblique, which he injured during an at-bat in Tuesday's game. The rookie has been a pleasant surprise for Seattle, with four home runs, 16 RBIs and a 1.042 OPS to start the season.

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