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Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma out another three weeks

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) is healing well, but he'll need to keep a splint on his injured finger for another three weeks before he resumes throwing. Iwakuma has kept himself in good shape since the injury and has been doing everything except throwing. Trainer Rick Griffin noted that Iwakuma's splitter puts more strain on the injured tendon in his finger.

Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma is likely to miss at least several starts in the regular season with this new prognosis. As a result, he'll likely drop slightly on draft boards, but he should still be owned in all leagues. Erasmo Ramirez, Brandon Maurer or Blake Beavan could fill Iwakuma's rotation spot in the short term. Ramirez has the most upside and is the most intriguing for AL-only managers.

2014-02-28 16:00:51 | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns

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