Iwakuma Medical Update

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Hisashi Iwakuma

 

SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today the following medical update on right-handed pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma:

Hisashi Iwakuma underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam today. The results were read by a radiologist and by Seattle Mariners medical director Dr. E. Edward Khalfayan and confirmed a diagnosis of a Grade 1 strain of the right latissimus dorsi. Iwakuma is expected to miss two to four weeks.

Iwakuma felt discomfort following his last start (April 20 vs. Houston). When he attempted to throw his bullpen on Friday (April 24) the discomfort persisted and he was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 21.

Iwakuma, 34, is 0-1, 6.61 in 3 starts with Seattle this season (16.1 IP, 12 ER). He last pitched April 20 vs. Houston, leaving the game in the sixth inning with a 5-3 lead. His final line was 5.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO and 2 home runs allowed. For the season, he has allowed 5 homers in 16.1 innings pitched. Opposing hitters boast a .308 batting average against, after Iwakuma limited hitters to a combined mark of .235 in his first three seasons (2012-2014).

Iwakuma finished the 2014 season 15-9, with a 3.52 earned run average. He made 28 starts despite missing all of April on the disabled list with a torn tendon in his right index finger.

IWAKUMA’s PLAYING RECORD

YEAR CLUB W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP BK
2001 KINTETSU 4-2 4.53 9 8 1 1 0 43.2 46 28 22 3 3 13 25 1 0
2002 KINTETSU 8-7 3.69 23 23 2 0 0 141.1 132 62 58 10 8 42 131 4 1
2003 KINTETSU 15-10 3.45 27 27 11 0 0 195.2 201 85 75 19 3 48 149 2 0
2004 KINTETSU 15-2 3.01 21 21 7 1 0 158.2 149 57 53 13 8 30 123 0 0
2005 RAKUTEN 9-15 4.99 27 27 9 0 0 182.1 218 113 101 19 6 40 124 7 0
2006 RAKUTEN 1-2 3.72 6 6 2 0 0 38.2 43 18 16 4 1 12 16 0 0
2007 RAKUTEN 5-5 3.40 16 16 0 0 0 90.0 95 47 34 6 2 23 84 0 0
2008 RAKUTEN 21-4 1.87 28 28 5 2 0 201.2 161 48 42 3 4 36 159 4 0
2009 RAKUTEN 13-6 3.25 24 24 5 0 0 169.0 179 62 61 15 6 43 121 3 0
2010 RAKUTEN 10-9 2.82 28 28 4 1 0 201.0 184 68 63 11 12 36 153 1 1
2011 RAKUTEN 6-7 2.42 17 17 2 1 0 119.0 106 34 32 6 5 19 90 1 0
2012 SEATTLE 9-5 3.16 30 16 0 0 2 125.1 117 49 44 17 3 43 101 5 0
2013 SEATTLE 14-6 2.66 33 33 0 0 0 219.2 179 69 65 25 2 42 185 10 0
2014 SEATTLE 15-9 3.52 28 28 0 0 0 179.0 167 70 70 20 2 21 154 2 0
2015 SEATTLE 0-1 6.61 3 3 0 0 0 16.1 20 13 12 5 0 3 11 0 0
Japan Totals 107-69 3.25 226 225 48 6 0 1541.0 1514 622 557 109 58 342 1175 23 2
ML Totals 38-21 3.18 94 80 0 0 2 540.1 483 201 191 67 7 109 451 17 0

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