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Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma to throw sim game Friday

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:19:24 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) will throw a simulated game Friday, April 18.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Ryan Divish

Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma update

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:15:33 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) said he threw 55 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday, April 15, and included some split-finger fastballs. Iwakuma reported no issues with his right middle finger.

Fantasy Tip: He could be back at the end of the month, but if all goes right, it won't be much longer than that. He'll be a welcome sight for his owners.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Seattle Times - Ryan Divish

Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma to throw Tuesday

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:18:00 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) will throw a 55-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, April 15, that should include some split-finger fastballs. The split-finger fastball is Iwakuma's signature pitch, and throwing it from a mound should provide one of the final tests in his recovery from a strained ligament in his middle finger.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain when Iwakuma will officially make his regular season debut, but the timetable has always been late April. Fantasy owners will want to wait until he is officially activated from the 15-day disabled list and able to make one full start to prove his health before plugging him into the active lineup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tacoma News Tribune - Bob Dutton

Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma throws bullpen session

Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:35:56 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) threw 45 pitches during a bullpen session Saturday, April 12, and did not report any problems.

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Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma inching closer to facing hitters

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:05:43 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) remains a "couple of bullpen sessions away" from facing live hitters. He'll throw another bullpen Saturday, April 12.

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Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma throwing off mound

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:36:18 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) threw off a mound for the first time Wednesday, April 9, since straining a ligament in his middle finger in February, and he said he felt no pain while throwing. Iwakuma threw mostly fastballs during the 34-pitch session and will throw again Saturday, April 12, and will mix in breaking pitches. It's unknown when he will begin a rehab assignment.

Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma is taking his rehab slow. At this point, he's probably unlikely to make his season debut in the month of April, since he'll likely need several minor league rehab starts before returning.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Seattle Times - Jayson Jenks

Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma to fast track back?

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:30:16 -0700

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Tuesday, April 8, that he anticipates SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) will make rapid progress once he begins to face hitters. He might be able to return to the rotation as soon as the end of the month. "If you look at Kuma's history, "he's been able to go through lineups, go through seven innings, with a fair amount of pitches. He's a strike-thrower."

Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma appears to be well on target to return when expected, but fantasy owners should wait for him to make it through a start or two without any setbacks before leaning upon him too heavily.

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Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma to throw off mound

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:52:11 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) will throw off a mound for the first time Tuesday, April 8, in his recovery from a strained finger ligament. He's expected to throw 30 fastballs during the session.

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Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma feels great after throwing

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:19:24 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) felt "great" after throwing 55 fastballs off flat ground for the first time Friday, April 4, and he is hoping to throw again Sunday, April 6.

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Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma update

Sun, 30 Mar 2014 15:40:54 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) has been throwing long toss and will begin throwing bullpen sessions in 10 days.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns