Baseball: Shoulder dislocation behind Iwakuma's retirement decision

Yomiuri Giants pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma said Friday that dislocating his right shoulder in training this month while trying to overcome lingering issues with it was the reason behind his decision to retire at the end of the season.The 39-year-old, who amassed a combined 170 wins over his career in Japan and the major leagues, had shoulder surgery in 2017 during his six-year stay at the Seattle Mariners and has yet to pitch for the Giants’ top team since his return to Nippon Professional Baseball in 2019.”I’m really grateful for having been given the chance to compete right up to the end,” said …

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