Found November 02, 2012 on
The Outside Corner:
Hisashi Iwakuma, one of the more under the radar free agents on the market this winter, has agreed to a two-year extension with the Mariners with an option for 2015. Terms aren't known yet, but the 31-year old Iwakuma made $1.5 million in 2012, his first year with an MLB club.
Iwakuma split the year between the bullpen and rotation for Seattle last season, but he thrived once he moved into the starting five. In 16 starts this past season, Iwakuma had a 2.65 ERA in 95 innings, striking out 78 and walking only 28.
The Mariners are betting on Iwakuma continuing to be a solid complement to ace Felix Hernandez. With Jason Vargas and the young and impressive Erasmo Ramirez also retrurning, the Mariners have put together a pretty solid rotation, something necessary to compete in the tough as nails AL West.
BEST OF MAXIM
Mariners start offseason off right
The Seattle Mariners announced late Friday night that they have extended starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma on a two-year deal worth at least $14 million.
It’s being reported that he’ll get $6.5 million in both 2013 and 2014, with a $1 million buyout attached to a $7 million option for 2015.
2012 was Iwakuma’s first year in the Major League’s...
Hisashi Iwakuma and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a two-year contract with an option for 2015.
The team announced the deal Friday night.
Iwakuma signed with the Mariners last January. The Japanese right-hander began the season in the bullpen before transitioning into the starting rotation in July, and he thrived in a familiar role.
Iwakuma started 16 games for Seattle and...
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Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma signed a two-year, $14 million extension with the club, CBS Sports reported Saturday. Iwakuma's new deal includes a $7 million option for 2015. "Hisashi did a very nice job for us at the end of last season as a starting pitcher and we are happy that we have come to a mutual agreement," Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik...
The Seattle Mariners announced that they have agreed to a two-year deal worth $14mm. The deal also includes an option year for 2015 worth $7mm with a $1mm buyout.
Iwakuma will make $6.5mm in 2013 and 2014.
The Mariners signed Iwakuma to a one-year $1.5mm deal last season. He rewarded the Mariners with their investment as he went 9-5 with a 3.16 ERA, 8.4 H/9, 3.1 BB/9 and a 7.3 K...
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The Seattle Mariners will bring back relief pitcher Oliver Perez for the 2013 season. The left hander and the team have agreed on a one year deal worth $1.5 million.
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