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Felix Hernandez Leaves Game with Tight Quad

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez was taken out of his start versus the Oakland Athletics, Sunday, after experiencing tightness in his right quadriceps muscle.

The decision to remove Hernandez from the game was described as precautionary by the Mariners.

Hernandez had allowed eight hits, three earned runs and two walks while striking out one.

Despite being behind 3-0 when Hernandez left the game, the Mariners rallied and ended up winning in 10 innings 8-7 over the Athletics.

Hernandez receives a no-decision in the victory, meaning he hasn't lost a game at the Oakland Coliseum since 2009.

The former Cy Young Award winner was brilliant in his first start of this season: he pitched seven innings against the Los Angeles Angels, allowing two hits, one earned run, and one walk while striking out 10.

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Report: Mariners Sign Rickie Weeks

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(SEATTLE, Wa.) -- The Seattle Mariners are adding depth to their infield. The team will sign Rickie Weeks to a one-year, $2 million deal, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN. 

The 32-year-old Weeks spent his entire ten year career with the Milwaukee Brewers. He signed a four year extension with the team in 2011, but the team declined an $11.5 million option after his production at the plate slipped in the past few years.

Weeks will likely spell Robinson Cano on days of rest. Cano signed a 10-year, $240 million deal last season with the Mariners. In his first season with the Mariners, Cano batted .314, smacked 14 home runs and drove in 82 RBI.

In 2011, Weeks was named to his only All-Star game where he batted .269, hit 20 home runs and drove in 49 RBI.

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Mariners' Robinson Cano Thinks Team Needs Reinforcements

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Second Baseman Robinson Cano hasn't been with the team long, but he's already making suggestions on how the team could improve itself, including the addition of another bat and another pitcher.

"I'm not going to lie. We need an extra bat, especially a right-handed bat," Cano told "We have many left-handed hitters. We need at least one more righty."

Designated hitter Kendrys Morales is still unsigned due to teams being scared away by the draft pick compensation that comes with signing him. But since Morales was on the Mariner last season, Cano think it'd make sense to bring him back.

Cano also suggested the team go out and sign free agent starter Ervin Santana. "[Santana] is great," he added. "The guy's always pitching; he never gets hurt."

The Mariners made the biggest free agent splash this winter when they signed Cano to a 10-year deal worth $240 million.

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Mariners' Lloyd McClendon Defends Robinson Cano

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(PEORIA, Ariz.) -- New Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon hasn't been with newly-signed Robinson Cano for that long, but he's already coming to his defense after Yankees' hitting coach Kevin Long criticized him publicly.

Long recently came out and criticized Cano for his lack of hustle and effort at times. He even questioned Cano's effort during his nine seasons in the Bronx.

"Last time I checked, I didn't know that Kevin Long was the spokesman for the New York Yankees," McClendon told "That was a little surprising. I was a little pissed off, and I'm sure Joe [Girardi] feels the same way. He's concerned with his team and what they're doing, not what the Seattle Mariners players are doing."

During Cano's tenure with the Yankees he emerged as one of the very best at his position. He's a career .309 hitter and has 204 home runs in his big league career.

In the offseason, Cano signed a 10-year, $240 million contract.

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Robinson Cano Takes Field with Mariners for First Time

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(PEORIA, Ariz.) -- Second baseman Robinson Cano took the field for the first time as a member of the Mariners on Tuesday, participating in Seattle’s spring training workout.

The Mariners signed Cano away from the New York Yankees this past off=season, giving the five-time All-Star a 10-year contract worth $240 million.

Last year with the Bronx Bombers, the 31-year-old batted .314 with 27 home runs and 107 RBIs. The Mariners offense finished the 2013 campaign 12th in the American League with 624 runs scored.

“We got a team that can go out there and compete,” Cano said. “We got some good, young talent. Good pitching.”

Already one noticeable change with Cano as a Mariner: he was sporting a beard, something that is against the policy of the Yankees.

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ESPN: Mariners to Sign Fernando Rodney 

Rob Carr/Getty Images(SEATTLE) --  The Seattle Mariners and free agent closer Fernando Rodney have agreed to a two-year, $14 million dollar contract, according to ESPN and media reports.

The 36-year-old Rodney has 172 saves over 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, Detroit Tigers, and Tampa Bay Rays.  In 2012 with Tampa Bay, Rodney made the AL All-Star team and finished fifth in Cy Young Award balloting.

The deal includes an additional $500,000 per year in incentives based on games finished.  It will not be completed until Rodney undergoes a physical.

Rodney will step in at closer for a Seattle team that used a combination of Tom Wilhelmsen and Danny Farquhar in 2013.

The Mariners made headlines earlier this offseason when they signed second baseman Robinson Cano to a 10-year, $240 million contract.

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Mariners Sign Corey Hart, Acquire Logan Morrison

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(SEATTLE) --  After agreeing with second baseman Robinson Cano on a 10-year contract worth $240 million, the Seattle Mariners were nowhere near finished shopping.

The Mariners added some more offense Wednesday when they agreed to a one-year contract with outfielder Corey Hart.  Later that day they traded relief pitcher Carter Capps to the Miami Marlins for left fielder/first baseman Logan Morrison.

The 31-year-old Hart hit 30 home runs and 83 RBIs in 2012 for the Milwaukee Brewers, but missed all of last season recovering from surgeries on both of his knees.

Morrison, 26, came up with the Marlins organization as an outfielder, but was limited to first base last year because of ongoing health problems.  Morrison had his best season in 2011, when he launched 23 home runs with 72 RBIs.

If they remain healthy, both players will be looked upon to provide instant offense to a lineup that finished near the bottom of the American League in run production.

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ESPN: Curtis Granderson Inks Four-Year Deal with Mets

Dennis Poroy/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Robinson Cano isn't the only player bolting his pinstripes for a new uniform. Former Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson signed a four-year deal with the New York Mets for $60 million, according to ESPN.

Talks escalated quickly between the two sides after they met for the first time on Sunday.

The 32-year-old Granderson will provide much-needed power to a Mets lineup that ranked 11th in the National League in home runs.

Granderson hit 84 combined home runs in 2011 and 2012 for the Yankees, but a slew of injuries limited him to just 245 plate appearances in 2013.  He suffered a broken forearm during spring training and a pinkie injury during the regular season.

The deal is contingent upon Granderson passing a physical.  He is expected to play left field for the Mets.

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Robinson Cano Signs Ten-Year Deal with Mariners

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Robinson Cano and the Seattle Mariners have agreed on a ten-year deal worth $240 million, a source told

Earlier reports on Friday claimed that Cano was still undecided about a nine-year deal that had been offered.

The five-time All-Star spent eight seasons with the Yankees before becoming a free agent. He's batted .314 with 27 home runs and 107 RBI's last season.

The source said that Cano must undergo a physical on Monday before the deal can become official.

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Yankees Say They Won't Pay Cano $300 Million 

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The Yankees are definitely interested in resigning free agent second baseman Robinson Cano, but not if he continues to demand a 10-year contract worth $310 million.

"We want Robbie back; we think Robbie is terrific," Yankees president Randy Levine said Tuesday. "But we have no interest in doing any 10-year deals and no interest in paying $300 million to any player. Until he gets a little more realistic, we have nothing to talk about.''

According to sources, Cano's agents, Brodie Van Wagenen of CAA and hip-hip mogul Jay Z, were continuing to demand that their client receives the richest contract in baseball history.

The Yankees have already made an offer to Cano, believed to be in the area of between five and seven years for around $160 million, but neither sides have budged after that.

The 31-year-old Cano batted .314 with 27 home runs and 107 RBIs this past season with the Yankees.

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