Found November 03, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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 said in a press release. "We look forward to his veteran presence and to his contributions for the next few seasons." Iwakuma was 9-5 with a 3.16 earned run average in 30 appearances this year, including 8-4 with a 2.65 ERA in 16 starts. "Kuma really helped solidify our rotation in the second half of the season," manager Eric Wedge said in the same release. "He is a competitor on the mound and did a great job for us. He got stronger with each start during the season and gained confidence. I am looking forward to seeing him on the field ready to work when we start spring trai...
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