King Felix staying put with the M's

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - He is the ace on a team that is struggling to find respectability in the tough AL West, and the role suits Felix Hernandez just fine.

"King Felix" says he is "not going anywhere," exactly the position of the Seattle Mariners' front office despite speculation that inevitably surfaces from time to time for a team that finished dead last in its division the past two years.

The 2010 AL Cy Young winner is entering his seventh full season with the Mariners, and he's only 25 years old. The team so wanted to hang on to their biggest star that a year ago they signed him to a five-year, $78 million contract. He is to make $18.5 million this year.

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