The Mariners made a deal Thursday night, re-signing right-handed pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma to a short-term contract, the team announced.
Iwakuma signed a contract for 2016 with vesting options for 2017 and 2018.
After losing ace Zack Greinke to the Arizona Diamondbacks in free agency, the Dodgers were in hot pursuit of Iwakuma, but hit a snag with the front-end starter.
Iwakuma agreed to a three-year deal worth around $45 million on Dec. 6, but the 34-year-old failed his physical with the team, according to a report from the Jiji Press in Japan.
A finger injury and a strained lat muscle limited Iwakuma to 20 starts last season, when he went 9-5 with a 3.54 ERA.
Iwakuma recorded the second ever no-hitter by a Japanese pitcher on Aug. 12 against the Orioles. In four major-league seasons he is 47-25 with a 3.17 ERA.
This offseason the Dodgers were outmaneuvered in their attempt to bring back free agent Zack Greinke, and their pursuit of closer Aroldis Chapman was stalled due to domestic violence incident.
Kuma signs a contract for 2016 with vesting options for 2017 and 2018. #TheBearIsBack— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) December 18, 2015