Baseball : Iwakuma Said To Reach Agreement With Dodgers


Baseball : Iwakuma said to reach agreement with DodgersRight-hander Hisashi Iwakuma will reportedly move down the Pacific coast from Seattle to Los Angeles to play for the Dodgers next season.
Iwakuma, who filed for free agency after four seasons with the Seattle Mariners, has reached a three-year deal with the Dodgers, it was reported by various U.S. media on Sunday.


The 34-year-old Iwakuma helps the Dodgers fill a hole in the starting rotation left by the departure of Zack Greinke, who reportedly signed a six-year, $206 million deal with the NL West Division rival Arizona Diamondbacks, according to ESPN.com.

Terms of Iwakuma’s contract were not available.

Last season, Iwakuma came back after a 2½-month stint on the disabled list to become just the second Japan-born pitcher in major league history after Hideo Nomo to throw a no-hitter. He beat the Baltimore Orioles in August for the lone complete game of his major league career.

Iwakuma finished the season with a 9-5 record and 3.54 earned run average. He is 47-25 with two saves and a 3.17 ERA in 111 career games.