Seattle Mariners
Career W-L
23-11
 
Career ERA
2.84
Name  Hisashi Iwakuma
Born  4/12/1981
Height  6-3
Weight  190
Number  18
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/18/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: The plan is for Seattle ace Hisashi Iwakuma to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday. SOURCE: Bob Dutton, Tacoma News Tribune
Insight: He's been out with a strained finger. We're expecting Iwakuma (14-6, 2.66 ERA in 2013) to be back in the M's rotation sometime in late April or early May.
 
4/14/2014 8:26:00 PM
Description: Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) will throw a 45-pitch simulated game Saturday, according to Greg Johns of mlb.com.
Insight: Iwakuma suffered a strained tendon in his right hand on Jan. 20 when he caught his finger in the net of a protective screen while attempting to catch a high throw. He's expected to be back in early May.
 
4/9/2014 7:59:00 PM
Description: Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) threw his first bullpen session Wednesday, according to Greg Johns of mlb.com, and he'll throw another on Saturday.
Insight: Iwakuma suffered a strained tendon in his right hand on Jan. 20 when he caught his finger in the net of a protective screen while attempting to catch a high throw. He's expected to be back in late April or early May.
 
4/6/2014 3:38:00 PM
Description: Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) will throw his first bullpen session in the middle of this week, according to Greg Johns of mlb.com.
Insight: Iwakuma suffered a strained tendon in his right hand on Jan. 20 when he caught his finger in the net of a protective screen while attempting to catch a high throw. He's expected to be back in late April or early May.
 
3/30/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) will progress to throwing bullpen session in about 10 days, according to Greg Johns of mlb.com.
Insight: Iwakuma suffered a strained tendon in his right hand on Jan. 20 when he caught his finger in the net of a protective screen while attempting to catch a high throw. He's expected to be back in late April or early May.
 
3/28/2014 8:29:00 PM
Description: Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) has been cleared to proceed with a normal throwing program, according to Greg Johns of mlb.com.
Insight: Iwakuma suffered a strained tendon in his right hand on Jan. 20 when he caught his finger in the net of a protective screen while attempting to catch a high throw. He's expected to be back in late April or early May.
 
3/18/2014 6:17:00 PM
Description: Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) has been cleared to do range-of-motion exercises and will begin playing catch with a tennis ball Friday before progressing to throwing a baseball next week, according to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune.
Insight: Iwakuma suffered a strained tendon in his right hand on Jan. 20 when he caught his finger in the net of a protective screen while attempting to catch a high throw. He's expected to miss most of April.
 
2/28/2014 9:18:00 PM
Description: Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma will keep his splint on for three more weeks before beginning to throw, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com.
Insight: He suffered a strained tendon in his right hand on Jan. 20 when he caught his finger in the net of a protective screen while attempting to catch a high throw and was shut down for 4-6 weeks on Feb. 12. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said previously that Iwakuma won't join the rotation until he is conditioned to work at least six innings, and that typically takes four spring starts. Look for him to return no earlier than mid-April.
 
2/27/2014 4:39:00 PM
Description: Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma will see a doctor on Friday to have his strained middle finger reevaluated, according to Greg Johns of mlb.com.
Insight: He suffered the injury on Jan. 20 when he caught his finger in the net of a protective screen while attempting to catch a high throw and was shut down for 4-6 weeks on Feb. 12. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said previously that Iwakuma won't join the rotation until he is conditioned to work at least six innings, and that typically takes four spring starts.
 
2/23/2014 12:32:00 PM
Description: The Mariners are cautiously optimistic that starter Hisashi Iwakuma can make a quick recovery from a strained tendon in his right middle finger, according to Bob Dutton of thenewstribune.com. Iwakuma's original recovery timetable was 4-to-6 weeks.
Insight: Iwakuma is scheduled to undergo another examination on March 3. He suffered the injury on Jan. 20 when he caught his finger in the net of a protective screen while attempting to catch a high throw. "Any injury to a pitching hand is serious," M's GM Jack Zduriencik said. "This one might not be as serious as we originally thought, which is a positive but we really won’t know that until he starts throwing a baseball." Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said previously that Iwakuma won't join the rotation until he is conditioned to work at least six innings, and that typically takes four spring starts.
 
2/12/2014 3:08:00 PM
Description: Seattle ace Hisashi Iwakuma will miss the next 4-to-6 weeks while he recovers from a strained tendon in his right hand. SOURCE: Ryan Divish, Seattle Times
Insight: Iwakuma is not going to be ready for Opening Day. Don't let the injury scare you too much though. Iwakuma finished third in Cy Young voting a year ago and is still one of the better pitching options in fantasy baseball heading into 2014.
 
Hot9/26/2013 12:34:00 PM
Description: Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma wrapped up the season by going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in his final 23 innings.
Insight: Iwakuma will finish 14-6 with a 2.66 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP and 185 strikeouts in 219 2/3 innings after tossing eight scoreless innings Wednesday against the Royals. The right-hander had trouble with the longball early, allowing 21 of them in his first 131 1/3 innings, but he gave up just four in his last 88 1/3.
 
9/21/2013 11:03:00 AM
Description: The Mariners are considering shutting down Hisashi Iwakuma for the rest of the season. SOURCE: Mariners.com
Insight: He's scheduled to start Tuesday versus Kansas City but manager Eric Wedge indicated that nothing is definite yet. The uncertainty surrounding Iwakuma's next start doesn't seem to be injury-related. With the Mariners out of the playoff race, they can afford to experiment a little in the final week.
 
9/18/2013 10:49:00 PM
Description: Mariners righthander Hisashi Iwakuma got back in the win column with eight innings of shutout ball Wednesday against the Tigers.
Insight: It was Iwakuma's longest outing since June. He's had a magnificent year for the Mariners, compiling 13 wins and a 2.76 ERA in 32 starts. The righthander will make his final start of the year next week against the Royals.
 
9/1/2013 7:02:00 PM
Description: Seattle ace Hisashi Iwakuma fired seven scoreless innings Sunday against Houston.
Insight: The Mariners wasted another good outing from Iwakuma (7 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 7 K's, 1 BB) by not scoring any runs. They've averaged just two runs per game over Iwakuma's last six starts. Iwakuma's next start is Friday against Tampa Bay.
 
Hot7/26/2013 9:40:00 AM
Description: Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma is 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA and a 23/4 K/BB in 20 innings over his last three starts.
Insight: The right-hander went 0-3 with a 6.83 ERA and a 3.10 HR/9 in his previous five starts, but after winning his last three is 10-4 with a 2.87 ERA.
 
6/16/2013 10:11:00 PM
Description: Seattle righthander Hisashi Iwakuma watched his streak of consecutive innings without allowing an earned run come to an end on Sunday.
Insight: Iwakuma (7-2, 2.06 ERA) let four runs come across, the most he's allowed in a start since May 20th at Cleveland. The streak lasted 31 2/3 innings. He was 2 1/3 innings away from tying Mark Langston's team record of 34 consecutive frames without an earned run.
 
Hot6/5/2013 9:40:00 PM
Description: M's ace Hisashi Iwakuma tossed eight scoreless innings Wednesday against the White Sox.
Insight: He hasn't allowed a run in his last two starts (15 2/3 IP over that span). The Mariners didn't score until the 14th inning, leaving Iwakuma (6-1, 1.94 ERA) with a no-decision. Opponents are hitting just .192 against the righthander this season.
 
Hot5/4/2013 8:25:00 PM
Description: Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma was brilliant again Saturday against the Blue Jays, tossing seven innings of one-run ball. He walked three, struck out five and allowed five hits to improve to 3-1.
Insight: Iwakuma came into Saturday's start with the seventh-best swing-and-miss rate in the majors. While his 1.61 ERA will increase once his .191 BABIP rises, Iwakuma is still a tremendous fantasy option.
 
Hot4/28/2013 8:18:00 PM
Description: Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma held the Angels to three hits and one unearned run in six innings Sunday.
Insight: Iwakuma didn't walk a batter and has a 37/5 K/BB in 37 2/3 innings. His ERA is 1.67 and his WHIP is 0.69, but he has won only two of his six starts.