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Ichiro Suzuki | Outfielder | #51

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (42) / 10/22/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 172
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / SEA
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Marlins re-signed OF Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year, $2 million contract with a club option for 2017.
There's a $500,000 buyout for 2017, so Ichiro is guaranteed at least $2.5 million. Suzuki's .561 OPS this season was the second-lowest among players with at least 400 plate appearances (only Kansas City's Omar Infante was worse), but the Marlins are willing to bring him back in a reserve role as he continues his chase for 3,000 hits in MLB. He'll go into his age-42 season with 2,935 hits. Tue, Oct 6, 2015 01:21:00 PM

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Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Marlins are bringing back Ichiro Suzuki for 2016.

It was expected already, but an official announcement is expected on Tuesday. Suzuki turns 42 later this month and batted just .229/.282/.279 in 438 plate appearances this season, but he's 65 hits shy of 3,000 for his career. There's obvious marketing appeal for the Marlins.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 11:32:00 AM

Ichiro Suzuki said Sunday that he's hoping to return to the Marlins next season.

"Of course" was the response from the 41-year-old impending free agent outfielder. Ichiro batted just .229/.282/.279 in 438 plate appearances this season and he turns 42 years old later this month, but there should be offers out there if he's willing to accept a low base salary and reserve role. There's thought to be some interest from the Marlins, though that front office is currently in flux and will have quite a bit on its plate this winter.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 09:56:00 AM

Ichiro Suzuki collected another pair of singles on Friday, going 2-for-4 as the Marlins fell to the Phillies.

He continues his march toward 3000 MLB hits, now just 79 shy. He has been swinging an especially hot bat in the month of August, hitting .361 (22-for-61) with five RBI.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 10:11:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 4-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base as the Marlins outlasted the Brewers 9-6 on Tuesday.

Ichiro had four of the team's 13 hits in the win. The 41-year-old still has some life in his bat and his legs, as he's now got 10 steals to go with a .260/.314/.316 line. He'll continue to get regular playing time with Giancarlo Stanton sidelined.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 12:44:00 AM

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-5 with a triple and three RBI in a win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Ichiro had an RBI single in the second inning before smashing a two-run triple past David Ortiz in the sixth. The Marlins would score 10 times in the frame. The 41-year-old got off to a slow start but has begun to come around a bit at the plate of late, collecting hits in nine of 10 games thus far in August. The modest stretch has his line up to .253/.311/.309 overall.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 07:34:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-3 with a walk in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Nationals.

Ichiro--and the Marlins in general--couldn't do much of anything against Nationals starter Max Scherzer on Thursday. The 0-for-3 dropped the veteran outfielder's season-slash to an unimpressive .246/.300/.289. He's amassed just five extra-base hits to this point.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 03:13:00 PM

Marlins manager Dan Jennings told Joel Sherman of the New York Post that there have been talks about bringing Ichiro Suzuki back for the 2016 season.

Ichiro has an underwhelming .289/.342/.338 batting line in 63 games this season and the impending free agent will turn 42 years old in October, but the Marlins love his leadership and the way he fits on their roster as a versatile fourth outfielder. Jennings, the Marlins' GM-turned-skipper, told Sherman on Wednesday that Suzuki is the "most prepared player" he has ever been around.
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 09:50:00 AM

Ichiro Suzuki swiped a pair of bases in a 1-for-3 effort at the plate as the Marlins fell to the Phillies on Sunday.

Suzuki set up the Marlins' first run in the first inning when he drew a leadoff walk, then stole second and third base, and scored on Giancarlo Stanton's sacrifice fly. The pair of stolen bases marked the first two of the season for the veteran, who is also batting .269/.324/.343 with 10 runs scored.
Sun, May 3, 2015 04:09:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki gave the Marlins plenty of insurance with a three-run home run in a win over the Mets on Wednesday.

With two men on base, Suzuki belted an eighth-inning Carlos Torres pitch to right field, extending the Marlins' lead to 7-3. Unsurprisingly, it's the first homer of the season for Ichiro, who hit exactly one in 385 plate appearances last season. Now 41 years old, his best years are clearly behind him as he's batting a meager .263/.306/.351 with five RBI.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 10:16:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-2 with an RBI and two steals as the Marlins topped the Cardinals 3-2 on Tuesday.

Ichiro is hitting .293 in 41 at-bats this spring. He's in line for pretty much every start that doesn't go to one of the Marlins' regular outfielders this season. That said, Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton really don't figure to get many days off while healthy.
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 05:31:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored Thursday against the Braves.

Ichiro isn't much of a spring training hitter, at least not most years, but he's at .308 through 26 at-bats this month. He'll be the Marlins' fourth outfielder this year.
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 04:56:00 PM

Marlins signed OF Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year contract.

The deal is expected to be for around $2 million. Suzuki batted .284/.324/.340 with one homer and 15 steals last season for the Yankees and is 156 hits away from 3,000 for his major league career. Ichiro is 41 and has faded in recent years, but on a modest one-year deal as a fourth outfielder he's worth a shot.
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 10:12:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Marlins are expected to finalize their one-year, $2 million contract with Ichiro Suzuki in the next couple days.

Ichiro still needs to take a physical before the deal becomes official. The veteran outfielder batted .284/.324/.340 with one homer and 15 steals last season for the Yankees. He'll be the Marlins' fourth outfielder.
Tue, Jan 27, 2015 07:30:00 PM

SiriusXM's Craig Mish reports that the Marlins have agreed to a contract with Ichiro Suzuki.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says it's a one-year deal for around $2 million, which are the terms Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported on Wednesday. Ichiro, who will serve as the club's No. 4 outfielder, batted .284/.324/.340 with one homer and 15 steals last season for the Yankees. He's 156 hits away from 3,000 for his major league career.
Fri, Jan 23, 2015 12:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
3Tomas Telis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
2Justin Maxwell
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
3Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Tom Koehler
4Jarred Cosart
5Adam Conley
6David Phelps
7Justin Nicolino
8Brad Hand
9Austin Brice
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Carter Capps
3Mike Dunn
4Bryan Morris
5Kyle Barraclough
6Edwin Jackson
7Brian Ellington
8Raudel Lazo
9Dustin McGowan
10Kendry Flores
11Nick Wittgren
12Nefi Ogando
13Craig Breslow
14Dylan Axelrod