Sep 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma (18) delivers a pitch during the fourth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Hisashi Iwakuma Hurts Finger, Out 4-6 Weeks

 

Well that didn’t take long.

Pitchers and catchers reported to camp today and Hisashi Iwakuma is already going to miss 4-6 weeks due to a tendon pull in the middle finger of his pitching hand.

According to reports, ‘Kuma showed up for his physical with a splint over the finger. He said he caught his finger as he tried to retrieve a ball from some netting while working out in Southern California on Jan. 20.

The Mariners pitching staff is already  in question this year with a mix of rookies and questionable veterans filling in behind Felix Hernandez and ‘Kuma. The last thing the team needs is to lose their No. 2 guy.

He will be reevaluated in three weeks but the injury shouldn’t require surgery.

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