Will Iwakuma's injury alter Seattle's plans?

The Seattle Mariners announced Wednesday that they will likely be without their No. 2 starting pitcher, Hisashi Iwakuma, during the early part of the season due to a strained tendon in the middle finger of his right throwing hand. Does that raise the likelihood of Seattle going after, and perhaps landing, one of the few big-name starters that's available, like Ubaldo Jimenez or Ervin Santana?