Feb. 28 3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET18:40 HE23:40 GMT7:40 CST4:40 PM MST6:40 PM EST7:10 PM VEN3:40 UAE (+1)5:40 PM CT-Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon says it would be "hard-pressed" for either Iwakuma or Taijuan Walker to be in the Mariners rotation on opening day because of their injury setbacks during spring training. Analisis: Iwakuma will have his right middle finger in a splint for another three weeks before throwing, while Walker is being shut down for a week because of inflammation in his right shoulder.
Feb. 12 12:32 PM PT1:32 PM MT2:32 PM CT3:32 PM ET15:32 HE20:32 GMT4:32 CST1:32 PM MST3:32 PM EST4:02 PM VEN0:32 UAE (+1)2:32 PM CT-Iwakuma is out six to eight weeks because of an injury to the middle finger of his right hand. Analisis: Iwakuma reported for his physical Wednesday at Mariners spring training headquarters and has a splint over the finger. He's been diagnosed with a strained tendon and will be re-examined by a hand specialist in Arizona in three weeks. The injury isn't expected to require surgery, at least for now.