Akinori Iwamura would like to stay in MLB next season instead of returning to Japan.
Athletics released 2B Akinori Iwamura.
A's manager Bob Geren said Wednesday that Akinori Iwamura and Kevin Kouzmanoff will split time at third base for the club's remaining games.
Akinori Iwamura will make his Athletics' debut at third base on Monday afternoon.
Athletics signed infielder Akinori Iwamura.
The Athletics will sign infielder Akinori Iwamura on Monday, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Pirates released infielder Akinori Iwamura.
Pirates designated 2B Akinori Iwamura for assignment.
According to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pirates will designate INF Akinori Iwamura and C Erik Kratz for assignment on Tuesday.
Akinori Iwamura, who is currently playing with Triple-A Indianapolis, was hospitalized and diagnosed with a concussion after a collision while running the bases Wednesday.
Pirates optioned 2B Akinori Iwamura to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that the Pirates will option second baseman Akinori Iwamura to Triple-A Indianapolis after failing to find a suitable trade.
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday that "a small number of teams" have expressed interest in Akinori Iwamura.
Pirates president Frank Coonelly said the team didn't ask for a physical when they acquired Akinori Iwamura from the Rays last November.