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Scott Servais: Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma looking to show ‘he can carry that workload’ again in 2017

With the attention in the Mariners’ starting rotation over the offseason focused mostly on new faces and Felix Hernandez’s workouts, Hisashi Iwakuma has slipped under the radar. Judging by the fact that he was over a week early to the team’s spring training complex in Peoria, Ariz., he isn’t planning on keeping it that way. Iwakuma may be nearing his 36th birthday (it’s...
6 days ago

Mariners' Iwakuma ready to shoulder load again if needed

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was a major reason the Seattle Mariners stayed in the race for an American League wild-card playoff spot until the second-to-last day of the 2016 season. The big right-hander led the Mariners with 16 wins, and he got the start on Oct. 1 with Seattle in a must-win situation at home against Oakland in order to have a chance. Iwakuma faltered...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Iwakuma poised for long season

The Mariners need Hisashi Iwakuma to be consistent as they challenge for the American League West title behind a rotation that is looking for a strong season from Felix Hernandez,
6 days ago

Mariners' Iwakuma to receive signing bonus in 3 payments

SEATTLE (AP) Pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma will receive his $1 million signing bonus from the Seattle Mariners in three equal payments through 2017 as part of his contract that guarantees $12 million but could be worth up to $47.5 million over three years. Iwakuma will get installments on Dec. 31 this year and Dec. 1 in each of the following two years. The 34-year-old right-hander...
Via Associated Press
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Hisashi Iwakuma Suddenly Signs With Mariners

The Mariners openly referred to Hisashi Iwakuma as their No. 1 offseason priority. Then they saw him reach a three-year agreement with the Dodgers worth $45 million, so they gave up, because they had to, and moved on to Wade Miley. Just days ago, Jerry Dipoto said he was basically done tweaking the roster. Everything was more or less set where he wanted. But you can’t predict random...
Via Fangraphs
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners pursuing Hisashi Iwakuma after failed physical

The Seattle Mariners are looking into re-signing Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma after the starter’s deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers fell apart. Iwakuma turned down a qualifying offer with Seattle and agreed to a three-year deal with the Dodgers at the Winter Meetings pending a physical. The deal was never officially announced, and that’s because Iwakuma failed his physical...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Hisashi Iwakuma Failed Physical

Let’s make one thing clear: I don’t know how to read Japanese. So I can’t confirm what this says, personally, but I don’t see any compelling reason to doubt the report. That report: Hisashi Iwakuma has failed his physical exam with the Dodgers, after the parties came to an agreement on a three-year contract worth $45 million. Jiji Press reporting the Dodgers backing out...
Via Fangraphs
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers sign Hisashi Iwakuma to three-year deal

With aces being snatched up on the open market, the Los Angeles Dodgers have finally added a starting pitcher of their own, reaching an agreement with right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma. Jim Bowden of ESPN first reported the signing, but other outlets said the deal was still pending. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports soon confirmed an agreement, which is believed to be for three years. The dollar...
Via The Outside Corner
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Inside Hisashi Iwakuma’s No-Hitter

Say what you will about the Mariners over the years, but at least they’ve thrown the American League’s last three no-hitters. And, say what you will about the significance of a no-hitter, but they’re undeniably exciting and cool, sometimes little oases of elation in a year that’s otherwise lost. You don’t need to overthink it. People like no-hitters. People like them because...
Via Fangraphs
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Hisashi Iwakuma Tosses No-Hitter In Mariners’ 3-0 Win Over Orioles

SEATTLE — Hisashi Iwakuma became the second Japanese-born pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 3-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. The right-hander struck out seven and walked three in the fourth no-hitter this season and first by an American League pitcher in nearly three years. Hideo Nomo threw two big league no...
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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