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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
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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. Jul 30 - 3:13 PM

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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.
Jun 18 - 9:50 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.
May 3 - 4:09 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.
Apr 29 - 10:16 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.
Mar 31 - 5:31 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.
Mar 19 - 4:56 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.
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

MLB.com'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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
3Tomas Telis
1B1Justin Bour
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
2Casey McGehee
3Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Cole Gillespie
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Tom Koehler
3David Phelps
4Brad Hand
5Jose Urena
6Henderson Alvarez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Carter Capps
3Mike Dunn
4Bryan Morris
5Andre Rienzo
6Chris Reed
7Adam Conley
8Aaron Crow
9Brian Ellington