Hisashi Iwakuma is hoping to have the splint on his sprained finger removed when he visits the doctor on Monday.
Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon indicated Saturday that once he's cleared to resume throwing, Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) would need 3-4 weeks to get ready to return to the rotation.
During his visit to the doctor on Friday, Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) was advised to keep the splint on his injured finger for another three weeks.
Hisashi Iwakuma will see a doctor Friday for an update on the status of his strained middle finger.
Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said that Hisashi Iwakuma's finger injury "might not be as serious as we originally thought."
Hisashi Iwakuma won't throw for 4-6 weeks due to a strained tendon in his right hand.
Hisashi Iwakuma's last start of the season was a gem, as he hurled eight shutout innings against the Royals on Wednesday.
Hisashi Iwakuma is likely to make his final start of the season when the Mariners host the Royals on Wednesday.
Hisashi Iwakuma is not a certainty to make his final scheduled start of the season against the Royals on Tuesday.
Hisashi Iwakuma will make one more start this season.
Hisashi Iwakuma tossed eight scoreless innings in the Mariners' 8-0 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.
Hisashi Iwakuma spun seven scoreless frames in a tough-luck no-decision Friday against the Cardinals.
Hisashi Iwakuma spun seven shutout innings on Sunday, but settled for a no-decision in Seattle's 2-0 setback against Houston.
Hisashi Iwakuma yielded three runs over seven innings Wednesday in the Mariners' win over the A's.