Royals will "push" David DeJesus to play again this season

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David DeJesus is expected to miss 10 weeks following yesterday’s thumb surgery, but Royals manager Ned Yost said “we’re going to push him” to play again this season.
According to Yost it would provide “peace of mind that he’s going to be able to be full strength next year.” Not rushing him back for some meaningless September games would seemingly be an even better way to ensure he’ll be at full strength next year.
Perhaps the Royals think giving teams even a brief look at DeJesus down the stretch will make it easier to get something resembling full value for him in an offseason trade.

The Mariners have made an offer to bring back Hisashi Iwakuma

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Hisashi Iwakuma tells the Japan Times that the Mariners have made him an offer to return.

Iwakuma became a free agent earlier this month after the Mariners, not surprisingly, declined his $10 million option for 2018. Iwakuma says that it’s “not a done deal,” but “hopefully I will be able to make a positive announcement soon.”

Iwakuma, who turns 37 early next season, made only six starts in 2017, posting a 4.35 ERA, 3.5 BB/9 and 4.6 SO/9 over 31 innings. He went on the disabled list in May and never returned to action, undergoing arthroscopic debridement surgery in September. He hopes to be recovered fully by spring training.