The second series of the Mariners’ second half of the season looks to include Felix Hernandez. Seattle’s ace is scheduled to pitch in the third game of its series against the White Sox next week, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Hernandez has been out since June 1 with a persistent calf injury, and the Mariners, although they remain in contention for an American League wild card spot, saw their standing dip a bit in the span without their top starter.

Obviously, there could be a setback between now and next Wednesday, but signs point to the 30-year-old star right-hander making a return trip to the Mariners’ starting rotation in time for a series-finale day tilt against the White Sox, who are set to start Miguel Gonzalez that day.