Mariners place Iwakuma on DL

Seattle, WA (Sports Network) – The Seattle Mariners placed starter Hisashi
Iwakuma on the 15-day disabled list on Friday.

Iwakuma has been dealing with a right lat strain, which could be a reason
behind his slow start to the season. In three starts, the 34-year-old righty
has pitched to a 6.61 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP.

He has given up five homers over 16 1/3 innings, compared to the 20 he
surrendered in 179.0 innings last season.

To fill Iwakuma’s spot on the roster, the Mariners recalled reliever Lucas
Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma.