Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, who starts Wednesday, needs just five more innings this season to turn a club option for next season into a guaranteed deal.
Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, who starts Wednesday, needs just five more innings this season to turn a club option for next season into a guaranteed deal. Elaine Thompson AP
Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, who starts Wednesday, needs just five more innings this season to turn a club option for next season into a guaranteed deal. Elaine Thompson AP
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Mariners notebook: Iwakuma on verge of guaranteeing his 2017 contract

August 23, 2016 2:41 PM

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Bob Dutton joined The News Tribune in 2013 after more than 25 years at the Kansas City Star, including the last 13 covering baseball and the Royals. He was the president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in 2008 and serves on the committee that nominates players to the Hall of Fame.