Mariners' top pitchers Iwakuma, Walker likely to miss opening day

Hisashi Iwakuma was a star for the Mariners in 2013, finishing third in the AL Cy Young voting.
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McClendon also confirmed that Felix Hernandez is expected to be Seattle's opening day starter when the Mariners open the season on March 31 against the Angels.

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