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Ichiro Suzuki | Outfielder | #51

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (44) / 10/22/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 171
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / SEA
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According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, a couple of teams have shown interest in free agent outfielder Ichiro Suzuki.
Ichiro became a free agent earlier this month after the Marlins declined his $2 million option for 2018. The 44-year-old has publicly stated that he hopes to play until he's 50, but he batted just .255/.318/.332 over 215 plate appearances this season. It's not about the money at this point, but perhaps someone will give him a chance as a fourth outfielder/pinch-hitter. Ichiro ranks 22nd on the all-time list with 3,080 hits. He's 30 hits away from Dave Winfield for 21st. Nov 14 - 7:32 PM

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John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle confirms that the Athletics are not interested in Ichiro Suzuki.

Ichiro's agent reached out to the A's, but that discussion was apparently brief. The 44-year-old outfielder batted just .255/.318/.332 over 215 plate appearances with the Marlins in 2017 and will probably struggle to find much in the way of guaranteed money on the free agent market this winter.
Nov 14 - 11:32 AM

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Ichiro Suzuki's agent has reached out to the Athletics as a possible landing spot for the 2018 season.

Slusser says the talks were brief, and that part of the connection comes from Suzuki's relationship with Bob Melvin, who managed him in Seattle in 2002-2003. It's very unlikely that Suzuki will get much guaranteed cash considering his skillset and age, but the 44-year-old outfielder should find someone who is willing to give him a chance to be the fourth outfielder, even if it's likely not a contending club.
Nov 10 - 9:43 AM

Marlins declined OF Ichiro Suzuki's $2 million option for 2018.

Ichiro was a productive part-timer in 2016 but fell back to a .255/.318/.332 batting line this past season. He'll turn 45 later this month but plans to continue his career in 2018. The future Hall of Famer might have to settle for a minor league contract this winter.
Nov 3 - 2:29 PM

Ichiro Suzuki had a pinch-hit single and stole his first base of the season in Thursday's win over the Braves.

Although it's unclear if anyone is counting, Ichiro came dangerously close to going an entire season with a stolen base for the first time in his MLB career before Thursday's game. With the steal, he's now swiped at least one base in each of his 17 MLB seasons. Ichiro will turn 44 years old this offseason but has a club option for 2018. We won't write him off until everyone else does first.
Sep 28 - 11:36 PM

Ichiro Suzuki hit a pinch-hit go-ahead homer as the Marlins defeated the Phillies in the first half of Tuesday's split doubleheader.

It was a three-run moonshot in the top of the seventh inning off Phillies starter Aaron Nola and it put the Marlins up 6-3. They'd go on to win the game 12-8. Ichiro has tallied three home runs in 149 at-bats this season after logging just three total homers in 1,084 at-bats between 2014-2016.
Aug 22 - 7:19 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-4 and drove in a run during a loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

All three hits were singles, including one in the fourth inning that plated the Marlins' only run of the night. Ichiro hasn't gotten a ton of playing time this year and hasn't been very productive when given the chance. He is batting .241/.305/.312 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 155 plate appearances. He has stolen 508 bases in his career but none this year.
Aug 9 - 10:52 PM

Ichiro Suzuki is in the lineup and hitting seventh for Wednesday's game against the Nationals.

Ichiro will patrol center field in the contest. The veteran outfielder is hitting just .226/.293/.299 in 95 games this season.
Aug 9 - 4:56 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.

Ichiro was the only Marlins player to pick up an extra-base hit in the contest. They finished with all of two hits as a team. For his part, the veteran outfielder is hitting a mere .198/.235/.296 in 81 at-bats. While his bat has diminished to the point where he no longer holds fantasy value, Ichiro will still run into one from time to time. The dinger was the 116th of his career.
Jun 11 - 4:36 PM

Ichiro Suzuki is starting in left field and batting ninth for the Marlins on Monday in Seattle.

Ichiro is getting a start in the outfield in his old stomping grounds while Marcell Ozuna serves as the designated hitter. Martin Prado is at third base and in the No. 2 spot in the lineup in his season debut, with J.T. Realmuto moving down to the No. 6 spot.
Apr 17 - 5:47 PM

Ichiro Suzuki said that he wants to play until he is 50 years old.

The 43-year-old future Hall of Famer is the oldest active position player in majors. Among all players, only Bartolo Colon (50 days his senior) is older. Said Ichiro of the possibility of playing until 50, "Nobody knows what the future holds. But the way I feel, how I’m thinking, I feel like nothing can stop me from doing it." This past season, Ichiro saw 327 at-bats with the Marlins and hit .291/.354/.376 with 48 runs scored and 10 steals. He will once again serve as the team's fourth outfielder during the coming season.
Source: Miami Herald
Mar 29 - 6:09 PM

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-3 on Sunday and is 9-for-16 over his last five games.

Ichiro had been 3-for-22 this spring before his recent surge. He'll open up as the Marlins' fourth outfielder again. Ideally, he won't need to play as often as he did last year.
Mar 26 - 3:33 PM

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

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.
Source: MLB.com
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Tomas Telis
3Chad Wallach
4Bryan Holaday
1B1Justin Bour
2B1Starlin Castro
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1J.T. Riddle
2Miguel Rojas
3Yadiel Rivera
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
3Brian Anderson
LF1Marcell Ozuna
CF1Christian Yelich
2Braxton Lee
3J.B. Shuck
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dan Straily
2Jose Urena
3Adam Conley
4Justin Nicolino
5Dillon Peters
6Chris O'Grady
7Caleb Smith
8Merandy Gonzalez
9Pablo Lopez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Kyle Barraclough
3Junichi Tazawa
4Drew Steckenrider
5Nick Wittgren
6Jarlin Garcia
7Brian Ellington
8Odrisamer Despaigne
9Wei-Yin Chen
10Miguel Del Pozo
11Drew Rucinski