Ichiro Suzuki is getting close to finalizing one year major league deal with #Mariners— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 5, 2018
After three seasons in Miami where he reached 3,000 hits in MLB and two and a half years with the New York Yankees, future Hall of Fame outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is returning to the Seattle Mariners, where he spent more than 11 seasons between 2001 and 2012. This, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
In his time with the Mariners, Ichiro set the single-season hit record, won the American League MVP Award and Rookie of the Year Award in the same season, and holds the franchise records for hits, batting average, stolen bases, at bats, and triples.
The #Mariners are working to finalize an agreement with Ichiro Suzuki, as @BNightengale reported. It would be a big-league deal, and could be completed later today or early tomorrow. Things have heated up over the last day or two with Ben Gamels’ oblique injury.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) March 5, 2018
In 215 PAs last year, Ichiro had a .255/.318/.332triple slash. Had the most PAs per double in his career (35.8). Second lowest OPS+ of his career, also (76... lowest was 58 in 2015)— Kevin Shockey (@KevinShockey) March 5, 2018