|Nov. 27 12:29 PM PT1:29 PM MT2:29 PM CT3:29 PM ET15:29 ET20:29 GMT4:29 1:29 PM MST3:29 PM EST3:59 PM VEN0:29 UAE (+1)2:29 PM CT-The Seattle Mariners signed right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, the team announced Monday.
Analysis: Iwakuma posted an 0-2 mark with a 4.35 ERA in six starts with the Mariners last season. The 36-year-old Japanese pitcher was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation on May 10 before being transferred to the 60-day DL on July 24.
|Nov. 2 1:25 PM PT2:25 PM MT3:25 PM CT4:25 PM ET16:25 ET20:25 GMT4:25 1:25 PM MST3:25 PM EST3:55 PM VEN0:25 UAE (+1)2:25 PM CT-The Mariners declined a 2018 contract option on Iwakuma on Thursday.
Analysis: Iwakuma suffered through shoulder troubles for most of the season, never pitching after May 10. Iwakuma was 0-2 in six starts and had shoulder surgery in late September that will keep him from throwing until late February or early March.
|Sep. 29 5:29 PM PT6:29 PM MT7:29 PM CT8:29 PM ET20:29 ET0:29 GMT8:29 5:29 PM MST7:29 PM EST7:59 PM VEN4:29 UAE (+1)7:29 PM CT-Iwakuma has undergone right shoulder surgery that will keep him from throwing for about five months.
Analysis: Iwakuma had a contract option for the 2018 season, but needed to pitch a specific amount of innings for the contract to vest. His injury ended that chance and he is expected to be a free agent after the season. The 36-year-old Iwakuma had a frustrating injury-filled 2017 season. He made just six starts and was 0-2 with a 4.35 ERA. He landed on the disabled list on May 10 with shoulder troubles and never made it back to the roster.
|May 13 9:07 AM PT10:07 AM MT11:07 AM CT12:07 PM ET12:07 ET16:07 GMT0:07 9:07 AM MST11:07 AM EST11:37 AM VEN20:07 UAE11:07 AM CT-Mariners manager Scott Servais told reporters Tuesday that Iwakuma will not return this season and that the team is considering surgery as an option for his lingering shoulder problems.
Analysis: Iwakuma hasn't pitched in a major league game since May 3 and endured a number of setbacks in his rehab. A free agent this offseason, the 36-year-old could find a cold market for his services during the winter.
|May 4 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET12:00 ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST11:30 AM VEN20:00 UAE11:00 AM CT-Iwakuma allowed three runs on six hits and one walk in 5.0 innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Los Angeles Angels 8-7 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Iwakuma struck out four, ending the game with a 4.35 ERA and 1.26 WHIP on the season.
|Apr. 27 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT-Hisashi Iwakuma allowed one run - zero earned - on three hits and one walk in 5.2 innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on Thursday. Iwakuma struck out three, ending the game with a 4.15 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.|
|Apr. 9 6:56 PM PT7:56 PM MT8:56 PM CT9:56 PM ET21:56 ET1:56 GMT9:56 6:56 PM MST8:56 PM EST9:26 PM VEN5:56 UAE (+1)8:56 PM CT-Iwakuma pitched six innings of two-hit ball for the Mariners, yielding only Andrelton Simmons' early homer, in Sunday's 10-9 loss to the Angels.
Analysis: The Japanese veteran remains winless in two starts despite yielding only three runs in 12 innings. His next start will come Saturday against the Rangers, and he was 1-3 with a 4.50 ERA in five starts against them last season.