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MESA, Ariz. — Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez left Monday’s spring game against the Chicago Cubs in the top of the second inning after being struck by a line drive.

Hernandez, 31, immediately grabbed his right forearm after getting hit by the line drive off the bat of Cubs catcher Victor Caratini. Trainers came out to attend to Hernandez, and he was taken to the Mariners’ facility for X-rays, which came back negative. He will be reevaluated Tuesday and is listed as day-to-day.

Hernandez missed considerable time last season with shoulder issues and struggled to a 4.12 ERA while compiling just 118 innings.

Last May, a line drive off the bat of Caratini struck Cardinals pitcher Daniel Poncedeleon in the head during a Triple-A game. Poncedeleon required emergency surgery to alleviate pressure on his brain, followed by a couple of weeks in intensive care in Des Moines, Iowa, and then three months of inactivity at home in Florida.

Poncedeleon returned to the mound Sunday, pitching two innings of three-hit, one-run ball for the Cardinals against the Houston Astros.

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Brewers infielder Kolten Wong returns from oblique injury in loss to Rockies

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Second baseman Kolten Wong returned to the Milwaukee Brewers‘ starting lineup Friday night and singled in five at-bats in a 6-5 10th-inning loss to the Colorado Rockies after being reinstated from the 10-day injured list.

Wong, who had been sidelined by a left oblique strain, was back in the leadoff spot for the game at Colorado after a series of roster moves by the Brewers.

The team also selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Zack Godley from their Triple-A affiliate in Nashville.

To make room for the additions, the Brewers optioned infielder/outfielder Pablo Reyes and right-hander Eric Yardley to Nashville. Infielder Jake Hager was designated for assignment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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ESPYS 2021 vote — Best MLB Player

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Welcome to the 2021 ESPYS presented by Capital One, where you, the fans, get to help decide the stars of the show (aka the award winners). The nominees for Best MLB Player feature some of baseball’s best hitters and best pitchers, and one who excels at both. Here are your choices: American League MVP Jose Abreu, National League Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer, NLCS and World Series MVP Corey Seager and hitter-pitcher sensation Shohei Ohtani. Place your vote and tune in to the ESPYS on July 10 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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MLB vaccination rates slow; no additional teams reach 85% threshold

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NEW YORK — The pace of coronavirus vaccinations in Major League Baseball has slowed, with no additional teams in the past week joining the 22 that had already reached the 85% vaccination threshold for players and other on-field personnel.

Major League Baseball and the players’ association said Friday that 85.3% of tier 1 and tier 2 individuals had been fully vaccinated and 86.5% had received at least one dose.

Previous weekly announcements included just tier 1, and MLB said on June 11 that 83.5% had been fully vaccinated and 85.1% had been partially vaccinated.

Tier 1 includes players, managers, coaches, team physicians, athletic trainers and strength and conditioning staff.

Tier 2 includes ownership, front-office staff, travel staff, head groundskeepers and ballpark operations staff.

Once a team reaches 85% vaccinations among tiers 1 and 2, it has the option to apply loosened protocols to tier 2.

Among changes to protocols made Wednesday, all fully vaccinated players and staff can stop wearing masks in dugouts, bullpens and clubhouses. In addition, fully vaccinated players and staff may eat in restaurants without restrictions and attend sporting events as spectators at venues with government approved safety protocols, the commissioner’s office and players’ association said in a memo sent Wednesday night.

There was one positive test, involving a player, among 9,104 tests in the past week, a 0.01% positive rate.

So far this season, there have been 66 positive tests — 37 players, 29 staff — among 203,523 samples tested, a 0.03% positive rate. The positive tests are among 25 teams.

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