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[3/1/2014] Hisashi Iwakuma, Munenori Kawasaki, Norichika Aoki

by on Mar.01, 2014 @ 10:06 pm, under MLB

Hitters

Player Tm Date Game Pos AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Norichika Aoki KCR 2/28 KCR 11
TEX 1
RF 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 .333
Batted lead-off. 1B7, 2B8/9, E6, BB. Replaced on defense in the 6th. Sanspo 3/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014, Sponichi 3/1/2014
Kensuke Tanaka TEX 2/28 KCR 11
TEX 1
2B 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Batted ninth. G6, BB. Replaced on defense in the 7th. Sanspo 3/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014, Sponichi 3/1/2014
Munenori Kawasaki TOR 2/28 PIT 2
TOR 4
SS 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 .667
Batted second. 1B8, 1B4, BB. Replaced on defense in the 7th. Sanspo 3/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014, Sponichi 3/1/2014

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Name Type Date NP Notes
Daisuke Matsuzaka Bullpen 2/28   Did some shadow pitching then threw a number of pitches. Sanspo 3/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014
Tsuyoshi Wada Bullpen 2/28 32 Sanspo 3/1/2014, Nikkan Sports 3/1/2014

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Boston Red Sox

Seattle Mariners

The Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton tweeted that Hisashi Iwakuma "won't begin throwing for three more weeks." Source: Twitter 3/1/2014

And from MLB.com's Greg Johns:

... Iwakuma was examined by hand specialist Dr. Donald Sheridan about two and a half weeks after reporting to camp with a sprained tendon in the middle finger on his throwing hand.

The Mariners said Sheridan reported the finger was healing well, but he recommended the splint protecting Iwakuma's injury be left on another three weeks before the righty begins throwing again. That would leave the 32-year-old only about a week before the start of the regular season.

Mariners trainer Rick Griffin said earlier Friday that Iwakuma has kept himself in good baseball condition by doing everything possible, with the exception of throwing a baseball, since he can't grip a ball with his finger in the splint.

... Griffin noted that Iwakuma's splitter -- using a wide grip between his pointer finger and middle digit -- puts more strain on the injured tendon.

Source: MLB.com 2/28/2014