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Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma goes on DL, leaves hole in Mariners rotation
Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma goes on DL, leaves hole in Mariners rotation

Seattle right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Friday's series opener against Minnesota because of a right lat strain, leaving a hole in the Mariners' rotation. Seattle did not announce who would replace Iwakuma, who was scheduled to start Sunday. He was on the DL retroactive to April 21. :: Bernie Williams, who played all of his 16-year major league career with the New York Yankees, threw out the ceremonial first pitch Friday night, and the team announced it will retire the four-time Gold Glove outfielder's No. 51 in a ceremony May 24. Williams, who last played in 2006, also officially signed his retirement papers. :: New York...

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