Mariners' Iwakuma, coming off injury, preparing to throw again
PEORIA, Ariz. -- Hisashi Iwakuma didn't need his translator for the question or the answer.
"Are you happy?" Iwakuma was asked.
Iwakuma's face broke into a wide grin, as he nodded and said, "Yes, yes."
He was soon to be splint free. Earlier on Tuesday, Iwakuma visited hand specialist Dr. Donald Sheridan, who told him the good news that he can soon ditch the irritating plastic contraption that has kept his injured right middle finger locked into place and begin preparing for the 2014 season. Iwakuma will only have to wear the splint during workouts and at night... read more