Hisashi Iwakuma

#18 SP / Seattle Mariners / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 210 lb Age: 34 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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      Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma: Heading back to Seattle

      Iwakuma agreed to a one-year contract with the Mariners on Thursday. The deal includes options for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Iwakuma was set to join the Dodgers before failing his physical, but the Mariners were apparently comfortable with his medical history, and he is now back with the only MLB team he has played for. The failed physical raises a red flag on Iwakuma's health, but as long as he is not dealing with something serious, he will likely slot back into the No. 2 starter role behind Felix Hernandez.

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      Dodgers' Hisashi Iwakuma: Fails physical, remains a free agent

      The Dodgers are reportedly backing out on their contract agreement with Iwakuma following a failed physical, the Jiji Press reports. While this is surprising on the surface, it is also no surprising given the pitcher in question, as Iwakuma has had trouble staying healthy dating back to when he first considered coming over from Japan in 2010. Shoulder issues have often plagued the 34-year-old righty, and while he could still be signed by another club, it will surely be for less money and less years. Depending on where he lands, he would still be worth a flier in deeper leagues, but the risk is through the roof.

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      Hisashi Iwakuma: Reaches agreement with Dodgers

      Iwakuma has reached an agreement to sign a three-year contract with the Dodgers, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. With Zack Greinke heading off to a division rival, the Dodgers unsurprisingly acted quickly to secure a new No. 2 starter. Despite struggling early in the season while bothered by some nagging injuries, Iwakuma finished 2015 with a 3.54 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 111:21 K:BB ratio over 129.2 innings. He'll move from one pitcher's park to another, and he should enjoy pitching in the National League.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Hisashi Iwakuma: Declines qualifying offer

      Iwakuma turned down his qualifying offer from the Mariners on Friday and will remain a free agent, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports. The move doesn't come as much of a surprise after another solid campaign from Iwakuma, in which he posted a 3.54 ERA and an impressive 111:21 K:BB ratio. He'll be 34 years old by the time the 2016 rolls around, but he should still be able to land a multi-year deal on the open market after turning down the $15.8 million qualifying offer.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Hisashi Iwakuma: Tendered a qualifying offer

      Iwakuma was extended a qualifying offer by the Mariners on Friday. Iwakuma's season was slowed down a bit by injuries, but he still posted another strong campaign, as he tossed his first career no-hitter and worked to a 3.54 ERA with 111 strikeouts in 129.2 innings. He'll be 34 years old by the start of the 2016 season, which could scare off some teams, but he'll likely turn down the qualifying offer and command more in free agency.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma takes loss Sunday vs. Angels

      Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma picked up the loss Sunday, as he allowed three runs on eight hits in 7 1/3 innings against the Angels. While Iwakuma pitched fairly well against the Angels, he only struck out one batter, by far the lowest total of the season. The 33-year-old has certainly picked up his play towards the end of the season. In 33 innings in September, he posted a 2.18 ERA and 0.94 WHIP with a 29:33 K:BB. He will likely be an interesting name in re-draft leagues heading into next year.

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      Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma strikes out nine Wednesday

      Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma (8-4) was fantastic Wednesday, as he struck out nine Angels over six one-run innings in a 3-1 win. He allowed just four hits and no walks. Iwakuma had to make just 84 pitches to get through his six innings ,and it was a bit of a surprise to see him pulled so early. Aside from a seven-run outing on August 24, Iwakuma has been fantastic over his last nine starts, allowing three runs or less in every start. The strikeout total was his highest of the season. Look for Iwakuma to put in another strong start against the Royals next Tuesday.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Hisashi Iwakuma left with fourth loss after Mariners' rally falls short

      Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma pitched well on Friday, but one swing left him with his fourth loss of the season. Iwakuma (7-4, 4.05 ERA) went 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits. He walked one and struck out six in the 4-2 loss. The right-hander cruised through the first six innings, keeping the Rockies off the scoreboard. But he made one mistake which resulted in a three-run home run by Dustin Garneau in the seventh inning. The Mariners attempted a comeback, but ultimately fell to the Rockies.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma earns sixth win of the season

      Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma did just enough during his start against the White Sox on Saturday to earn a victory. Iwakuma allowed two runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings of work. He struck out six batters and allowed four walks. With the win, Iwakuma improved to 6-3 on the year with a 4.22 ERA.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Terrible fifth dooms Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma to defeat

      A mere 12 days after Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma crafted the finest performance of his career - a no-hitter, no less - he put together his worst start of the season. Iwakuma was blasted for seven runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings in a loss to Oakland on Monday night. He walked one and fanned four. It all happened quite suddenly. Iwakuma was cruising along with a shutout through four when he was battered for all seven runs in the fifth. The big blows were two-run doubles by Billy Burns and Mark Canha and two-run homer by Danny Valencia. The pounding raised his ERA on the year to 4.29.

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