“Sewage issues” still being mopped up in Oakland

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Last night the A’s had to avoid part of their dugout because of sewage coming up through the drains–which is an “issue” that’s occurred multiple times in Oakland this season–and Rael Enteen of CSNBayArea.com passes along a photo from this afternoon showing that things are still being mopped up:

Last night after the game A’s reliever Jerry Blevins described the dugout floor as having a “pretty good coating” of sewage. Helluva work environment.

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.