Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:55:59 -0800
Several teams have expressed interest in trading for Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma. The Boston Red Sox have reportedly had internal conversations about him.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:07:21 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma's 2015 option for $7 million was exercised Thursday, Oct. 30. His option was actually vested based on his on-field performance in 2014. He went 15-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 starts after missing the first month of the season.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:17:48 -0700
The Seattle Mariners hold a club option for next season on SP Hisashi Iwakuma, and general manager Jack Zduriencik confirmed this week that the team will exercise that option. He called the decision a "no brainer."
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:57:43 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (back, groin) was pulled from his start against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, Sept. 26, for precautionary reasons. He had been bothered by a sore back and groin in his previous starts but checked out fine.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:19:08 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma is 2-3 with a 9.12 ERA in his last six starts after getting knocked around by the Houston Astros Sunday, Sept. 21.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:43:44 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker is likely to start against the Houston Astros Friday, Sept. 19, which would mean an extra day of rest for SPs Chris R. Young and Hisashi Iwakuma. Walker has given up just two runs and 10 hits in 9 1/3 innings in three relief outings since being called up Sept. 1.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:05:58 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (calf) is fine after he dealt with a cramp in his calf during the game Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Iwakuma should not miss a start because of the minor injury. Owners should continue to have him in their starting lineups.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:53:11 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma allowed just four hits with no walks over eight scoreless innings while posting a season-high 11 strikeouts in a win Tuesday, Aug. 19, against the Philadelphia Phillies. Since July 1, Iwakuma is 7-2 with a 1.63 ERA, 65 strikeouts and four walks in 72 innings over 10 starts.
Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma has emerged as a fantasy must-start in all formats this season. Iwakuma, Felix Hernandez and Chris Young have been the best trio of pitchers in baseball this season.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:10:59 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma is 6-2 with a 1.83 ERA since Tuesday, July 1. Iwakuma is starting Tuesday, Aug. 19, against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma is a must-start arm in all seasonal formats. You'll have to pay up for Iwakuma in daily games tonight, but it is a very favorable matchup. The Phillies rank 28th in the league in wOBA against right handed pitchers.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:04:19 -0700
Seattle Mariners SPs Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma and Chris Young have combined to go 36-15 with a 2.54 ERA in 71 games so far this season. That's the lowest ERA of any starting trio in the American League. The rest of the starters for the Mariners are a combined 15-23.