Hisashi Iwakuma News Archive
Manager Lloyd McClendon admitted Saturday that Iwakuma (finger) would likely open the season on the disabled list, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. "I think it would be hard-pressed for [Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker] to pitch Opening Day," McClendon said. "Or the second or third day. One of the problems we face is we don't have any days off early. We play seven days in a row."
Iwakuma (finger) was reexamined by a doctor Friday, who recommended he wear a splint for three more weeks, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Iwakuma, who believes he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a strained tendon in the middle finger of his pitching hand, had his next examination moved up three days to Friday at his request, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Iwakuma (finger) is scheduled to undergo a re-examination March 3, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Iwakuma needs to build his endurance to the point where he can throw 90 pitches before he will make his return, the Takoma News Tribune reports.
Iwakuma has been diagnosed with a strained tendon in his finger and will not throw for four-to-six weeks, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.