Baseball / MLB Jan 9, 2019

Hisashi Iwakuma wishes new Mariner Kikuchi well

Former Seattle Mariners and now-Yomiuri Giants right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma said Tuesday he hopes Yusei Kikuchi will make his mark on the majors when he joins the American League club. "I think you have chosen to join an amazing team," Iwakuma posted on Instagram. "I hope ...

Hisashi Iwakuma hits snag in comeback attempt

Baseball / MLB Apr 30, 2018

Hisashi Iwakuma hits snag in comeback attempt

Hisashi Iwakuma faces a delay to his comeback, originally scheduled for late spring, after a lingering right shoulder injury halted a simulated game Saturday at the Seattle Mariners' complex in Peoria, Arizona. Iwakumi, who was invited to the Mariners' spring training this season on a ...

Baseball / MLB Jan 17, 2018

Mariners invite Iwakuma to spring training

The Seattle Mariners, who re-signed Hisashi Iwakuma via a minor-league deal in late November, invited the Japanese right-hander to spring training Tuesday. Iwakuma was named among 22 non-roster invitees who will take part in spring training in Peoria, Arizona, along with the 40-man roster. The ...

Hisashi Iwakuma says Mariners have offered him new deal

Baseball / MLB Nov 20, 2017

Hisashi Iwakuma says Mariners have offered him new deal

Free agent pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma said Monday he has received an offer to rejoin the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners earlier this month declined the 2018 club option on the veteran right-hander, who has been sidelined with shoulder issues since May. Speaking to reporters in Tokyo for ...

Mariners hurler Hisashi Iwakuma becomes a free agent

Baseball / MLB Nov 3, 2017

Mariners hurler Hisashi Iwakuma becomes a free agent

The Seattle Mariners announced Thursday they have declined the 2018 club option on veteran right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, who has been sidelined with shoulder issues since May. According to the MLB Players Association, Iwakuma was among the 149 players who became free agents after the conclusion ...

Mariners' Iwakuma admits he is done for season

Baseball / MLB Sep 20, 2017

Mariners' Iwakuma admits he is done for season

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, who has been on the disabled list with a shoulder inflammation since May, admitted Tuesday he will be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season. Speaking to reporters in Seattle, the 36-year-old said he has been forced to make ...

Iwakuma comeback delayed by sore shoulder

Baseball / MLB Jul 5, 2017

Iwakuma comeback delayed by sore shoulder

A sore shoulder will delay the return of right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, who went on the disabled list on May 10 with shoulder inflammation, the Seattle Mariners said Tuesday. Iwakuma had two rehab sessions in his recover process, but according to the Mariners website the 36-year-old ...

Iwakuma lasts two innings in rehab start

Baseball / MLB Jun 20, 2017

Iwakuma lasts two innings in rehab start

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma was removed from a Triple A Tacoma Rainiers game after pitching just two innings in his second rehab start on Monday. Iwakuma, who was scheduled to throw about 70 pitches, gave up four runs and four hits while striking out ...