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Hisashi Iwakuma

James Paxton looks to continue his dominance in a pivotal Game 1 Friday at Safeco Field.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Paxton Put On 15-Day DL

James Paxton was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday with a strained muscle on the left side of his back. The move was made after an MRI earlier in the day confirmed the original diagnosis of a strained latissimus dorsi muscle.

1090 The Fan–04/10/2014

Could Felix Hernandez be pitching meaningful games in September this season? (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Churchill: There’s Hope For Mariners

It’s Opening Day. It’s Felix Day. And there’s reason to buy into the promise a new season brings. There is hope. And as Andy Dufresne once said, hope is a good thing.

1090 The Fan–03/31/2014

Hisashi Iwauka is a few weeks from throwing again after suffering a finger injury. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Churchill: ‘Kuma, Walker Injuries No Reason To Panic

The Seattle Mariners will start the season in a few weeks without right-handers Hisashi Iwakuma and Taijuan Walker. Should fans be worried about their long-term status?

1090 The Fan–03/14/2014

Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is among the top Cy Young contenders in 2014. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Prospect Insider: 2014 Cy Young Candidates

Prospect Insider’s Adam H. Wong presents the top Cy Young candidates in each league.

1090 The Fan–03/13/2014

The Mariners' signing of Robinson Cano was matched by the impact moves of the Rangers and Athletics. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Prospect Insider: Who’s In, Who’s Out | AL West

It was an extraordinarily busy winter for the five clubs in the American League West. Each organization made significant moves, with all but the Los Angeles Angels spending big dollars to improve their respective rosters. Let’s take a look at the details.

1090 The Fan–03/11/2014

Tyson Ross (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Prospect Insider Breakthrough Candidates: Starting Pitchers

Jason A. Churchill’s Prospect Insider has compiled a list of the top ten breakthrough pitching candidates from each league.

1090 The Fan–03/10/2014

Hisashi Iwakuma (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Iwakuma Still 3 Weeks From Throwing For Seattle

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma will wear a splint on his injured right middle finger for another three weeks before starting to throw.

1090 The Fan–02/28/2014

Robinson Cano (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

5 Things To Know About The Mariners Going Into Camp

One of the challenges during the spring will be meshing players left over from the previous staff under Eric Wedge with the bevy of moves Seattle made in the offseason. New manager Lloyd McClendon is optimistic Seattle can win sooner than later, but with the moves made and the money spent this offseason the winning had better arrive on the earlier side.

1090 The Fan–02/14/2014

Ervin Santana (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Mariners’ Focus Shouldn’t ‘Change’

Jason A. Churchill writes that the Seattle Mariners need a high-quality starting pitcher, regardless of Hisashi Iwakuma’s injury situation.

1090 The Fan–02/13/2014

Hisashi Iwakuma has not pitched well of late, but the Mariners need him to right the ship Sunday in Houston. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Iwakuma Injures Finger, Won’t Throw For At Least A Month

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma will not throw for four to six weeks because of an injury to the middle finger of his right hand.

1090 The Fan–02/12/2014

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