Mariners' ace Felix Hernandez was picked up on waivers but is unlikely to be traded. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Seattle Mariners ace pitcher Felix Hernandez was claimed on waivers Friday, but will likely not be traded, reports FoxSports.com.
Neither Hernandez nor pitcher Jason Vargas will be traded to the teams that claimed them. That was a given with Hernandez, but perhaps a deal could have been worked out with Vargas.
Hernandez has won his last nine decisions, including a perfect game on August 15. He is 13-5 overall and leads the American League with a 2.43 ERA.