Colorado Rockies players bow their heads as they observe a moment of silence for the victims of the Colorado theater shooting before the start of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Friday, July 20, 2012, in San Diego. The gunman, identified by police as 24-year-old James Holmes, used a military-style semi-automatic rifle, a shotgun and a pistol, stopping only to reload. At least 12 people were killed and several dozens wounded in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
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.