Hisashi Iwakuma to return vs. Astros

Updated: May 1, 2014, 11:13 PM ET
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Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma will make his first start of the season Saturday night when the team visits the Houston Astros, club officials told The Seattle Times.

Iwakuma strained a tendon in the middle finger of his right hand when he caught the finger trying to retrieve a ball from some netting while working out Jan. 20 in Southern California.

The injury did not require surgery, but Iwakuma wore a splint and was not allowed to resume throwing until late March.

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