Hisashi Iwakuma will start Saturday for Mariners in Houston.
And the word is official. Iwakuma looked solid in his rehab starts and had no issues gripping the ball. You'll want to get him active for this start,for sure. In four starts against Houston last season, Iwakuma had a 1.38 ERA with a 33:7 K:BB over 26 innings.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Rangers released OF Nate Schierholtz.
Schierholtz was informed that he would not make the team, and the outfielder opted to request his release from the club instead of being sent to the minors. He'll now search for another club that can provide him with a spot on the 25-man roster. Analysis: Ben Diamond