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Hisashi Iwakuma has re-signed with the Seattle Mariners

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Hisashi Iwakuma, the free agent righthanded pitcher who had a three year, $45 million deal with the Dodgers fall apart after concerns arose with his physical, has signed a one year deal to return to the Seattle Mariners.  The deal includes a pair of vesting options, so the deal could keep Iwakuma with the M's for three years.

Iwakuma, who turns 35 in April, had spent the previous four seasons with Seattle, putting up a 3.17 ERA in 653 innings.  This helps solidify the Mariners' rotation, particularly when combined with the addition of Wade Miley, who was acquired from Boston earlier this month.

The Dodgers, meanwhile, now find themselves with a problematic rotation...they were already expected to seek at least one addition starter when it appeared Iwakuma was in the fold.  Now, they have Clayton Kershaw, Brett Anderson, and a bunch of question marks.