Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma upbeat following simulated game today

The Seattle Mariners last to the Miami Marlins last night to a walk off grand slam by Giancarlo Stanton. The loss dropped the Mariners to 7-9, four games behind the Oakland A's in the American League West. Although the Mariners are in the upper third of the league in team ERA at 3.37, they will benefit greatly with the return of number two starter Hisashi Iwakuma. It all...
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Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma throws 55-pitches, near rehab assignment

The Seattle Mariners are getting closer and closer to having their #2 starter back in the rotation. Hisashi Iwakuma threw 55 pitches in a Tuesday bullpen session, and he will pitch a simulated game at the end of the week. The confusion, though, is about which day that game will occur. Two Mariners beat writers, Greg Johns of MLB.com and Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle, tweeted...
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Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma steps up throwing program this week

The Seattle Mariners hope and expect to get back their #2 starter, Hisashi Iwakuma, within the next three to four weeks. If the pitcher's progress continues at its current pace, then that expectation will come true. MLB.com's Greg Johns reports that Iwakuma will begin bullpen sessions later this week as he steps up his throwing program.Hisashi Iwakuma will play long toss...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Starting rotation picture muddled

Despite the chill still hanging in the air and winter not taking a hint on when to leave, Opening Day is now a mere four days way.  For the Seattle Mariners, the season will open on the road as they take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  We all know on Monday, March 31st, that Felix Hernandez will once again take the hill as the Opening Day starter for Seattle.  What happens...
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23 days ago  |  1 Comment

Hisashi Iwakuma cleared to remove splint from finger

From Greg Johns of MLB.com: All-Star right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma finally received some good news regarding to his health on Tuesday as doctors cleared him to remove the splint from his sprained middle right finger for the first time since Spring Training camp opened five weeks ago. Hisashi Iwakuma, 32, has not been able to grip or throw a baseball since catching his hand in a...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma cleared to resume throwing Friday

For the second consecutive day, the Seattle Mariners received some positive news about an injured starting pitcher. On Monday, our own Paul F described Taijuan Walker's pain-free bullpen session. On Tuesday, Hisashi Iwakuma received medical clearance to resume throwing. The Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.Iwakuma cleared...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Hisashi Iwakuma cleared to resume throwing

Hisashi Iwakuma has been sidelined for more than a month with a strained tendon in his middle finger, but the Mariners right-hander has been cleared to resume throwing after meeting with doctors. Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that Iwakuma will start slow by throwing tennis balls Friday and then hopefully advance to baseballs early next week. There’s zero chance...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners' Iwakuma won't throw for 4 to 6 weeks

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma will not throw for four to six weeks because of an injury to the middle finger of his right hand. Iwakuma reported for his physical Wednesday at Mariners spring training headquarters and had a splint over the finger. He's been diagnosed with a strained tendon and will be re-examined by a hand specialist in Arizona in three weeks. The...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s Get Creative: What The Seattle Mariners Should Do

People will think I’m crazy when the read this next sentence, and most will disagree. The Mariners should trade starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. There, I said it. This has been, in my opinion, my best trade idea. Sure, Iwakuma was incredible last season. But now, lets delve into this idea and the madness behind it all. First and foremost, Iwakuma is 32. By the idea of a players...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners P earns save in 21-8 win

Mariners reliever Hisashi Iwakuma managed to notch a save Wednesday night despite Seattle whipping the Texas Rangers by a score of 21-8.

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May 31, 2012  |  1 Comment

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