Mariners Re-sign RHP Iwakuma After Reported With Dodgers
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have re-signed right-handed pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma after an agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers was never finalized.
Seattle announced the deal with Iwakuma late Thursday night. It includes a contract for 2016 and options for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The team posted a video to its Twitter page of general manager Jerry Dipoto announcing the signing at the club's holiday party.
Iwakuma was a priority for Seattle in the offseason, but reports surfaced earlier this month that Iwakuma and the Dodgers had agreed to a contract. That led the Mariners to trade for left-handed starter Wade Miley from Boston.
Iwakuma was 9-5 with a 3.54 ERA in 20 starts last season for the Mariners, including the first no-hitter of his career in August against Baltimore.
Iwakuma has pitched his entire career in the majors with Seattle, going 47-25 with a 3.17 ERA in 111 games.