5 Cuts: Félix Hernández

The King has yet to leave the throne. Félix Hernández, pitcher for the Seattle Mariners, added 17 pounds of muscle in anticipation of Opening Day, perhaps to send a message that after an off-year in 2016, he’s ready to come back with strength and determination.

But before the MLB season kicks off, Hernández will play for his native Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic on March 10.

La Vida talked with Hernández — the origins of his nickname, his faves off the field, the inspirations for his tattoos, and what happened the first time he faced Iván Rodríguez.

Watch the video above.