Despite All-Star nods essentially becoming a routine thing for Hernandez, he told MLB.com’s Greg Johns that he still appreciates the honor: "It’s always special. An All-Star is one of those things everybody wants to be. Every year, it’s an honor."
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Felix is set to make his final first half start on Thursday against the Los Angeles Angels, which should leave him available for the All-Star Game. As he said to Johns regarding that: "I think I’ll be able to pitch. I’ll be fine. I’ll be ready. I’ll go through my normal routine, play catch [on the weekend] and then be ready for an inning or two."
So far in 2015, Hernandez is 10-5 with a 3.02 for a Mariners squad still looking to make good on the promise many saw from them prior to the season.
With his All-Star nod, Hernandez is now fourth on the Mariners’ all-time list with his six selections. Ken Griffey, Jr. and Ichiro Suzuki lead with ten selections each, while Edgar Martinez appeared on seven All-Star rosters himself.