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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners place pitchers Iwakuma, Walker and Pryor on DL

As the Seattle Mariners finalized their Opening Day roster, time ran out for three Seattle Mariners' pitchers who are rehabbing from injuries. The Mariners placed starters Hisashi Iwakuma, Taijuan Walker and reliever Stephen Pryor on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21. None of the three is expected to be ready before mid-April, according to Greg Johns of...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners injury update: Hisashi Iwakuma, Taijuan Walker, Corey Hart

The Seattle Mariners have had their share of injuries during Spring Training just as many other teams have. Three key players, though, could make a big impact as the Mariners look to return to a contending team in 2014. Here are the latest updates on Hisashi Iwakuma, Taijuan Walker, and Corey Hart from Mariners beat writers Greg Johns of MLB.com and Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News...
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18 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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19 days ago  |  1 Comment

2014 Fantasy Baseball Team Previews: Seattle Mariners

Note: This article is simply a preview of content that was originally published in TheFantasyFix.com’s 2014 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide. Average draft position and other data have not been updated since. This preview does not contain all the content from the original piece. You can find the draft guide here. OFFSEASON OVERVIEW The Seattle Mariners look to be a vastly improved...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

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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28 days ago  |  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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28 days ago  |  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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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: Team still in the hunt for another starting pitcher

The Seattle Mariners are not done shaping their team just yet.  The rotation looked pretty solid a month ago but injuries to Taijuan Walker & Hisashi Iwakuma have set them back from where they expected to be.  They still have one of the best pitchers in baseball at the top but, apparently, they could use some more help.  Ken Rosenthal tweeted: #Mariners’ Zduriencik said...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners injury updates: Stephen Pryor, Taijuan Walker, Hisashi Iwakuma

With the Seattle Mariners adding offense to their lineup with the return of Corey Hart on Friday night, the Mariners can now turn their attention to their pitching staff, which has its own share of nagging injuries. Stephen Pryor, Taijuan Walker, and Hisashi Iwakuma are all recovering from injuries that have kept them out of action, but each is making steady progress toward returning...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners want to add starting pitching

The Seattle Mariners are a tough team to figure out in 2014. That said, if their starting rotation doesn’t get healthy soon it will make them a lot easier to project, though that’s not necessarily good news for them. With Taijuan Walker and Hisashi Iwakuma both working back from injuries, general manager Jeff Zduriencik said that the team would still like to add a starting pitcher...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners once again have set the bar for MLB team commercials (videos)

Each season, the Seattle Mariners seem to outdo, both in concept and execution, every other major league organization when it comes to the team’s series of commercials. The only team that comes close is the Minnesota Twins, but if the Twinkies are going to compete with the M’s this season, they better bring their “A” […] The post Seattle Mariners once again have set the...
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March 13, 2014  |  1 Comment

Mariners aiming for late April return for starters Iwakuma, Walker

The Mariners are said to be hoping for a late April return for recovering pitchers Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker. Unofficially, the hope is that both pitchers can be back by sometime during the third week of April. That sounds pretty specific, but every day counts when a team with playoff aspirations is piecing together most of a rotation early in the year. Walker (shoulder...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Trade Rumors: Adios Phelps really?

According to NY Post’s George A. King III, the Seattle Mariners sent scouts to watch David Phelps. David Phelps’ First Pitch of the 2013 Spring Training Season (Photo credit: mutrock) The Mariners are looking to add some starting pitching depth due to recent injuries to Hisashi Iwakuma (right middle finger) and Taijuan Walker (sore right shoulder). Iwakuma’s finger is expected...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: Scouts looking at Yankees' David Phelps

The Seattle Mariners are looking for a new piece to add to the rotation now that injuries have derailed Taijuan Walker & Hisashi Iwakuma.  They're looking to the New York Yankees who are having a battle for the fifth rotation spot.  According to George A. King III of the New York Post:"The Mariners had a scout watch Phelps, who is the leading candidate to be the Yankees’...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners keeping eyes on Yankees’ Phelps

With pitchers Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker sidelined by injuries the Mariners are actively looking for help. Their search led them to George M. Steinbrenner Field Tuesday night to take a look at Yankees’ starter David Phelps against the Orioles. The Mariners had a scout watch Phelps, who is the leading candidate to be the Yankees’ fifth starter but who could be expandable...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma to wait three more weeks before resuming throwing

It's been two weeks since Seattle Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma was put on the proverbial shelf after straining his right index finger.Friday brought with it a bit of an update from MLB.com's Greg Johns, as Iwakuma will not be allowed to throw for at least three more weeks.LiAnna Davis via Wikimedia CommonsThe team and hand specialist Dr. Donald Sheridan deduced that Iwakuma...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners notes: Hisashi Iwakuma does bullpen work, Stephen Pryor throws 20-pitch session

Seattle Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma may not be able to throw, but he's not letting that stop him from working on his delivery. As teams started full workouts on Sunday in preparation for the spring training schedule commencing next week, Greg Johns of MLB.com tweeted that although he can't throw because of his sprained finger, Iwakuma was still getting in some bullpen...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Injuries Starting Pitchers and Potential Implications

Photo credit: Garrett Sweeden While the 2014 Major League Baseball season hasn’t yet begun, pitchers and catchers have already started reporting and Spring Training is about to be in full swing with the first full slate of games set to start on February 28. The preseason may only be a couple days old, but there has already been a bevy of injuries to a trio of notable starting pitchers...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners in need of another arm

Not quite there yet On paper, the 2014 Seattle Mariners look to be a very deep team at the majority of the positions on the field, with the exception of the starting rotation. How can a rotation that is book ended by Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma, and James Paxton and Taijuan Walker be considered not deep you may ask? All it takes is taking a look at that one spot in the middle...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners P Hisashi Iwakuma injures finger by catching it on net

Pitchers and catchers reported for spring training across Major League Baseball this week. You know what that means? Weird injuries are back, folks. The first victim of the offseason was Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. The News Tribune’s Bob Dutton reported on Wednesday that Iwakuma is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks after being […]
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma sidelined for 4-6 weeks with strained finger tendon

The 2014 season is not starting well for the Seattle Mariners. On Wednesday evening, news emerged that starter Hisashi Iwakuma had strained a tendon in his middle finger during a bizarre training incident. MLB tweeted the news that he will not even be throwing for the next four to six weeks, making it unlikely that he'll be ready to start the season in the rotation..@mariners...
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February 13, 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

Player Profile #86: Hisashi Iwakuma | SP | SEA

Many fantasy relevant pitchers typically pass through a rather predictable cycle that often spans several years. First, a prospect (or import) gets massively hyped and shows up on all sorts of industry lists. Then he displays signs that he is ready to take his game to the next level. Soon after, he gets the call and a major league career is born. The pitcher’s ability to get big...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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