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Ichiro Suzuki | Outfielder

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (41) / 10/22/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 172
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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. Dec 18 - 3:57 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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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.
Dec 8 - 9:34 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.
Source: MLB.com
Nov 9 - 5:26 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.
Sep 29 - 11:47 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.
Sep 28 - 5:29 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.
Jul 25 - 10:06 PM

Ichiro Suzuki had a second straight three-hit game Monday versus the Indians.

Ichiro slumped in June and in the first few days of July, but he's pushed his average back over .300 again with six hits the last two days. He also drove in his first run since June 18 tonight.
Jul 7 - 10:29 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 1-for-4 with a triple and scored a a pair of runs in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

Ichiro also swiped his fifth base of the season. The veteran outfielder is having a resurgent season, hitting .297/.349/.335 with 10 RBI in his first 155 at-bats.
Jun 30 - 12:09 AM

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a loss to the Royals on Sunday.

Suzuki punched two singles to raise his batting average to .320. With Alfonso Soriano struggling and Ichiro swinging a pretty good stick, the 40-year-old could find some more at-bats in the near future. He's worth a look in AL-only leagues.
Jun 8 - 6:22 PM

Ichiro Suzuki is available to play off the Yankees' bench Thursday.

Ichiro has not played since a dive on Sunday resulted in a sore knee and back, but he's ready to play now. The veteran outfielder sports a nice .364/.397/.436 batting line this season.
May 15 - 9:15 PM

Ichiro Suzuki was unavailable to play Monday due to a sore knee and back.

Ichiro injured himself on a diving attempt during Sunday's game. He didn't do any hitting Monday but is considered day-to-day and should be available before long.
May 12 - 11:04 PM

Making his first start in three games, Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored against the Astros on Thursday.

Ichiro played right field today with Alfonso Soriano in left, Brett Gardner in center and Carlos Beltran DHing. It could be a rather common arrangement against lefties, since Ichiro has always hit them rather well and the Yankees do want to get him into the mix a couple of times per week in case they end up needing him on a more regular basis.
Apr 3 - 11:37 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-4 with two runs scored versus the Pirates on Thursday.

Ichiro is 9-for-25 over his last seven games, raising his spring average from .125 to .255. There doesn't appear to be any trade market for his services, so barring a big surprise, he'll be the Yankees' fourth outfielder.
Mar 27 - 4:06 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-3 on Saturday and is 3-for-24 this spring.

Ichiro isn't hitting anything hard so far, and he's done nothing to increase any demand for his services in trade talks. He doesn't figure to have much fantasy value as the Yankees' fourth outfielder.
Mar 15 - 3:39 PM

Ichiro Suzuki told Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com that he plans to play "many" more seasons.

"Retirement from baseball is something I haven’t even thought about," the 40-year-old said. When asked how many more seasons he could play, Ichiro replied, "not just a few. Many. For me, I feel there’s no reason for me to retire right now." Suzuki has hit just .273/.305/.356 over the last three seasons, though he has remained very durable. A free agent after the season, Ichiro would surely have to accept a backup role at a modest salary if he plans to continue playing.
Mar 2 - 2:17 PM

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SS1Didi Gregorius
2Brendan Ryan
3Jose Pirela
3B1Chase Headley
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CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
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5Chris Capuano
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4Justin Wilson
5Adam Warren
6Esmil Rogers
7Gonzalez Germen
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9Bryan Mitchell
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11Jose De Paula
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