Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:49:38 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker will have his next turn skipped, as the club instead will have SP Hisashi Iwakuma start Tuesday, July 29. This will keep Iwakuma and the other starters on normal four days' rest.
Fantasy Tip: Walker's rotation spot may be tenuous as James Paxton (lat) nears a return and Erasmo Ramirez continues to impress.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:43:42 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said SPs Hisashi Iwakuma, Felix Hernandez, Chris R. Young and Roenis Elias will start the team's first four games following the All-Star break. It is not known who will fill the fifth spot in the rotation at this time.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:48:50 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma struck out 10 over seven shutout innings to beat the Minnesota Twins Monday, July 7. He allowed just four hits.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:02:58 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (neck) is not completely over the neck pain that has halted him over the last 10 days. The pitcher said his recovery was going "good," though.
Fantasy Tip: His performance hasn't suffered, so keep trotting him out there unless his condition worsens.
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:00:57 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (neck) will pitch without restriction Friday, June 20, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.
Fantasy Tip: Normally, you would start Iwakuma with confidence. However, a strategic sit isn't out of the question in a road start against the streaking Kansas City Royals.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:52:36 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (neck) remains on track to make his start against the Kansas City Royals Friday, June 20, after throwing from flat ground Wednesday, June 18.
Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma is normally a must-start option. However, he'll make the start against the suddenly scorching hot Royals, which should make you at least pause for a second.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:14:56 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (neck) is still dealing with neck stiffness, and he might skip his between-starts bullpen session. However, he isn't expected to miss his next start later this week, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.
Fantasy Tip: Keep track of Iwakuma's progress during the week, but expect to keep him in your starting lineup if he makes his start this Friday.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:36:37 -0700
Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (neck) said he's still being bothered by a stiff neck.
Fantasy Tip: Keep track of Iwakuma's progress this week, notably his between-starts bullpen work. There's a chance he won't be able to make his next start later this week, but it's unclear if this is an injury that might require a DL stint.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:36:58 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (back) dealt with back stiffness before his start Sunday, June 15, but trainers stretched his muscles, and he wound up making the start anyway. Iwakuma allowed a run but still wound up beating the Texas Rangers. Iwakuma expects to receive treatment this week and make his next scheduled start against the Kansas City Royals Friday, June 20.
Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma seems fine, especially after his masterful performance against the Rangers. Unless he suffers a setback during normal in-between-starts work, prepare to have him in your starting lineup for his next start against the weak-hitting Royals.
Wed, 21 May 2014 07:32:35 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma improved to 3-0 with his win over the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May 20.
Fantasy Tip: He has gone eight innings in all of his last three starts and has a sparkling 1.76 ERA and a 0.72 WHIP. He's back.