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Ichiro Suzuki | Outfielder | #51

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (43) / 10/22/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 174
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Ichiro Suzuki (knee, back) will return to Grapefruit League action as the DH on Sunday.
Assuming all goes well, he's slated to return to the outfield on Monday. The veteran outfielder has been sidelined since a collision with teammate Brandon Barnes during an outfield drill on Tuesday. Mar 4 - 11:04 AM

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Ichiro Suzuki is progressing nicely in his recovery from a bruised right knee and stiff back.

The veteran outfielder has been playing catch and doing light hitting drills the past couple of days and should return to full baseball activities soon. He sustained the injuries during a collision with teammate Brandon Barnes during an outfield drill on Tuesday.
Feb 25 - 11:52 AM

Ichiro Suzuki could miss a few days due to a bruised right knee and a stiff back.

He suffered the injuries in a collision with outfielder Brandon Barnes. We're mostly providing this update to note that Ichiro claims that his was the first time he has had to go to an MLB trainers room for treatment. Yes, really. The 43-year-old wonder should be back to normal soon.
Feb 21 - 12:36 PM

Marlins exercised the 2017 club option on OF Ichiro Suzuki's contract.

Suzuki, who turns 43 later this month, will make $2 million again in 2017. The veteran outfielder batted .291/.354/.376 with one home run, 22 RBI, and 10 steals over 143 games this year and reached the 3,000-hit plateau in the process. He's now sitting on 3,030 hits for his career and will have the chance to climb further on the all-time list next year. The Marlins also added an option for 2018, so he's not close to done yet.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 11:12:00 AM

Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in Monday's loss to the Braves.

Ichiro had one of the seven hits and scored one of the five runs in the Marlins' five-run fourth inning. He then scored the tying run in the sixth as the Fish erased a 7-0 deficit before ultimately losing. Suzuki passed Lou Brock Monday on the all-time hit list and now sits at No. 25 with 3,025 base knocks.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 11:15:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki smashed a pinch-hit, two-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.

Ichiro took tough reliever Hector Neris deep in the eighth inning to pull the Marlins to within one, but that's as close as they got. It was the future Hall of Famer's first home run since April of last season.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 12:46:00 AM

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Monday’s extra-inning loss to the Mets.

Ichiro had a single and a double. He now sits at 3,011 hits for his career, which moves him ahead of Wade Boggs for 27th on MLB’s all-time list. The 42-year-old has scuffled since receiving more regular playing time, but he’s still hitting .298 with a .371 on-base percentage through 115 games.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 11:14:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki etched his name in MLB history on Sunday, becoming the 30th player to reach the elusive 3000-hit milestone with his seventh-inning triple off of Chris Rusin in Colorado.

Suzuki had been hitless through his first three at-bats in the contest. He became the second oldest player in MLB history to reach the plateau and only the second player (Paul Molitor) to do so with a triple. The remarkable 42-year-old didn't even begin his MLB career until he was 27, and he had 1278 hits professionally in Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan before coming stateside. It's a truly amazing accomplishment for one of the game's best and a surefire Hall of Famer.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 07:50:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki is starting in center field and batting sixth for the Marlins on Sunday.

He's taking Marcell Ozuna's spot as Ozuna gets some rest. Ichiro is one hit shy of 3,000 for his career and will get a chance to make history at Coors Field. This could be the day.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 02:08:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Friday’s loss to the Cardinals.

The chase continues. Suzuki made the start on Friday after delivering a pinch-hit single on Thursday, but he failed to take advantage of the opportunity. He remains two hits away from 3,000 in MLB.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 11:56:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki is out of the Marlins' starting lineup on Wednesday against the Phillies.

Ichiro is three hits from 3,000, but the Marlins don't want to push the 42-year-old too hard. He went 1-for-5 with a single in Tuesday's 5-0 defeat of Philadelphia.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 09:41:00 AM

Ichiro Suzuki settled for a single in five at-bats Tuesday against the Phillies, leaving him at 2,997 hits.

The Marlins will want Suzuki to get his 3,000th hit before their homestand ends on Sunday, so that will mean extra playing time for him this week. Marcell Ozuna sat tonight in order to make room for him.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:37:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki is in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.

Ichiro, who is four hits away from 3,000 in MLB, will start in center field and bat leadoff against Jerad Eickhoff. Marcell Ozuna will be on the bench.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 03:02:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki collected his 4,256th and 4,257th career hits on Wednesday against the Padres.

That total includes his 1,278 hits from Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan and his 2,979 hits as a Major League Baseball player. Pete Rose holds the MLB record for career hits with 4,256, but nobody is counting what he did in the minors (if you want to compare NPB to the minor leagues). They're both obviously all-time greats.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 12:53:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-5 with an RBI as the Marlins fell in extra innings to the Twins on Tuesday.

Ichiro continues to charge toward the 3,000 hit mark for his major league career, with 2968 knocks after his two on Tuesday. He also swiped his sixth base of the season in the contest. He's having a resurgent season at the plate, hitting .317/.377/.365 with six RBI.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 11:37:00 PM

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C1J.T. Realmuto
2A.J. Ellis
3Tomas Telis
4Ramon Cabrera
5Carlos Paulino
1B1Justin Bour
2Tyler Moore
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3Ryan Jackson
4Austin Nola
5J.T. Riddle
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Marcell Ozuna
CF1Christian Yelich
2Yefri Perez
3Matt den Dekker
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
S1Wei-Yin Chen
2Adam Conley
3Edinson Volquez
4Dan Straily
5Tom Koehler
6Jeff Locke
7Jose Urena
8Justin Nicolino
9Scott Copeland
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Kyle Barraclough
3Brad Ziegler
4David Phelps
5Junichi Tazawa
6Dustin McGowan
7Brian Ellington
8Nick Wittgren
9Odrisamer Despaigne
10Hunter Cervenka
11Drew Steckenrider
12Brandon Cunniff
13Javy Guerra
14Frank Garces