"It's a little adjustment to split up the left-handers (James Paxton and Wade Miley)," Mariners manager Scott Servais said Thursday. "We were forced into it with Felix going down. We can split the lefties with the off-day coming up [Monday]."
Paxton will start Saturday, then next Thursday with Iwakuma following. Miley would start Sunday, then next Saturday.
Hernandez, walking around with a boot on his lower leg, has not tested the leg yet.
"He's feeling a little better but not moving at the pace he was hoping it would," Servais said. "He's keeping his arm active, best he can."
• Center fielder Leonys Martin, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 26 with a strained left hamstring, is expected to be activated before Friday's game against Texas. Martin was expected to play in a rehab game Thursday with Triple-A Tacoma but was scratched because of the wet outfield conditions. The club did not want to take a chance at re-injury.
Bob Sherwin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Seattle. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.