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Ichiro Suzuki | Outfielder

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (41) / 10/22/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 172
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Mar 19 - 4:56 PM

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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.
Jan 27 - 10:12 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.
Jan 27 - 7:30 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.
Jan 23 - 12:20 PM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have offered a one-year contract to free agent outfielder Ichiro Suzuki worth $2 million.

According to Jackson, the Marlins are "optimistic, but not certain" that a deal will get done. Suzuki, 41, had drawn interest from several teams this month but the Marlins have remained the most steadfast in pursuit of him as a fourth outfielder. The 14-year major league veteran hit .284/.324/.340 with 15 stolen bases for the Yankees last season.
Source: Miami Herald
Jan 21 - 12:48 PM's Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins are "not ruling out" a two-year contract for Ichiro Suzuki.

Ichiro is 156 hits away from 3,000, and it sounds like the Marlins might want to capitalize on a potential attendance boost as Suzuki chases the milestone in year two. The problem, of course, is that Ichiro is already 41 and hasn't posted an OPS+ over 100 since 2010. Miami would use Suzuki in a fourth outfielder role.
Jan 18 - 12:07 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Marlins interest in free agent outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is intensifying.

Suzuki has drawn interest from several teams in recent weeks, though he is likely looking for a starting role. He remains just 156 hits shy of 3000 for his MLB career.
Jan 17 - 12:36 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that free agent outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has drawn interest from three teams.

The Marlins and Orioles have been mentioned as possibilities in recent weeks, but Nightengale hears that the Blue Jays are also in the mix. Ichiro, 41, batted .284/.324/.340 in 143 games last season for the Yankees. He's past the point of being a regular, but could hang on for another year or two as a part-timer. He's currently 156 hits shy of 3,000 for his career.
Jan 7 - 9:52 AM

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have "checked on" free agent Ichiro Suzuki.

Miami's outfield will be occupied in 2015 by starters Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, and Giancarlo Stanton, so Ichiro would only be a backup. But that's probably the right role at this point for the 41-year-old, who batted just .284/.324/.340 in 143 games last season for the Yankees. Ichiro owns a rough .662 OPS (86 OPS+) over the past four years.
Jan 5 - 2:17 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that free agent Ichiro Suzuki is "receiving some consideration" from the Orioles.

Baltimore is currently in the mix for a number of free agent outfielders, including Colby Rasmus, Norichika Aoki, and Delmon Young. Ichiro batted just .284/.324/.340 in 143 games this past season for the Yankees. He turned 41 years old in late October.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 03:57:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki's agent, John Boggs, told Joel Sherman of the New York Post that the market for his client is "not hot."

It's not often that you see an agent be this transparent about a client, but it's not surprising that the market could be limited for a 41-year-old outfielder who owns a .662 OPS (including an 86 OPS+) over the past four seasons. Boggs is hopeful that teams won't hold his age against him and will see him as someone who hit .284 in 2014 and can play all three outfield positions.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 09:34:00 AM

Ichiro Suzuki reiterated this week that he has every intention of playing in 2015.

The 41-year-old outfielder is coming off a strong season in which he hit .284/.324/.340 and stole 15 bases in 143 games. He is only 156 hits shy of 3000 in his Major League career, but would have to find a starting job in order to make a serious run at that milestone next season.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 05:26:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki indicated Sunday evening that he is planning to play in 2015.

Ichiro turns 41 years old next month, but the impending free agent outfielder told reporters after the Yankees' season finale that he feels "great" physically. He batted .284/.324/.340 with one home run and 15 stolen bases in 143 games this year for New York. There will be plenty of offers out there for him.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 11:47:00 AM

Ichiro Suzuki had a two-run triple as the Yankees' leadoff hitter against the Red Sox on Sunday.

Suzuki was in the leadoff spot for just the second time all season, making one wonder whether it was just Joe Girardi paying tribute to him or maybe if Ichiro himself made a request prior to what could be his final MLB game. Obviously, Suzuki will be able to find work if he wants it. He came in at .284/.324/.340 in 359 at-bats this year.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 05:29:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki clubbed a go-ahead three-run homer in Friday's 6-4 win over the Blue Jays.

It was his first home run of the season, snapping a power drought which stretched back to last August 30. While Suzuki played hero on this night, he's hitting just .253 over the past two months with an OPS south of .600. He's not an option in mixed leagues at this point in his career.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 10:06:00 PM

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C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3J.T. Realmuto
4Jhonatan Solano
1B1Michael Morse
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
2Scott Sizemore
3Jordany Valdespin
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
2Reid Brignac
LF1Christian Yelich
2Tyler Colvin
3Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
3Vinny Rottino
Starting Pitcher
S1Mat Latos
2Henderson Alvarez
3Jarred Cosart
4Dan Haren
5Tom Koehler
6David Phelps
7Brad Hand
8Justin Nicolino
9Jose Fernandez
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R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Aaron Crow
6Carter Capps
7Sam Dyson
8Matt Ramsey
9Preston Claiborne
10Vin Mazzaro
11Nick Masset
12Pat Misch
13Ryan Reid