“It is such an honor to be one of the finalists for the best award as a pitcher,” Iwakuma said in a statement before the voting totals were released. “I had never thought I would become a finalist here in the U.S., so this is very special to me and is a big surprise.”
Mariners’ GM Jack Zduriencik announced Tuesday that Seattle and ace Felix Hernadez have reached an agreement on a new contract.
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said Tuesday that discussions on star pitcher Felix Hernandez’s contract continue between the club and Hernandez’s agents but the GM provided no update on finalization of the deal.
Felix Hernandez says he won’t pitch for Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
Former Mariners pitcher and reigning NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey has officially been traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in a seven-player swap.