• Kyodo


The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a three-year contract with free agent right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, U.S. media reported on Sunday.

According to both CBS Sports and NBC Sports, Iwakuma, pending completion of a physical, is set to sign with the Dodgers, who recently named Japanese-American Dave Roberts as their new manager.

Iwakuma declined a $15.8 million one-year qualifying offer from the Seattle Mariners last month. Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto had said re-signing the 34-year-old for a fifth season would be a priority. The Detroit Tigers had also shown interest in Iwakuma.

Iwakuma went on the disabled list in late April with a strained lat muscle but returned in good form, throwing a no-hitter on Aug. 12 against the Baltimore Orioles en route to posting a 9-5 record with a 3.54 ERA over 129⅔ innings this past season.

In his four-year career in the majors, Iwakuma has a 47-25 record with a 3.17 ERA in 111 games.

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