Hisashi Iwakuma News Archive
Iwakuma (shoulder) will undergo an MRI on Friday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Iwakuma was placed on the 15-day DL Friday with a strained lat muscle, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.
Iwakuma, who has given up four earned runs in each of his three starts this season, has lost velocity on his fastball, but manager Lloyd McClendon said he is more concerned with Iwakuma's wayward command, the Seattle Times reports.
Iwakuma gave up four runs on five hits -- including two homers -- over 5.1 innings in a no-decision Monday against the Astros.
Iwakuma gave up four runs on six hits and three walks, with five strikeouts over five innings, in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Tuesday.
Iwakuma gave up five runs (four earned) on nine hits while striking out three over six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Angels.
Iwakuma (finger) pitched two innings in a minor league game last Thursday, but avoided using his split-finger fastball, The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Iwakuma has a small blister on his finger but manager Lloyd McClendon said it is not a big issue, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.