The Mariners have moved Felix Hernandez to the bullpen following his last start in Texas. Hernandez took the loss giving up seven earned runs on 11 hits in six-and-a-third innings.
Felix is 8-10 in 2018 with a 5.73 ERA, but 0-4 in his last five starts.
Mariners manager Scott Servais said he met with Felix before the game to tell him of the decision.
"Certainly, respect him and everything he's done here throughout his career, but these things happen and ultimately it's about the team," Servais said. "It's never easy but again hopefully he takes it the right way. He'll get a chance to pitch at some point down there and maybe he can work his way back in the rotation. We'll see. He'll let us know on that."
Hernandez is 168-124 lifetime with a 3.32 ERA.
The Mariners have yet to decide who will take Felix's spot in the rotation.