Hisashi Iwakuma

Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. (Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

A’s Fail To Reach Agreement With Iwakuma

The Oakland Athletics failed to reach agreement on a contract with pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma during the allotted 30-day negotiating period that ended Monday, sending him back to his Japanese club.


World Baseball Classic 2009 - Korea v Japan

Iwakuma Unhappy With A’s Contract Talks

Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma says he’s disappointed after contract negotiations between the right-hander and the Oakland Athletics broke down.