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Ichiro Suzuki | Outfielder

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (40) / 10/22/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 172
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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

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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 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

Brendan Kuty of believes that with Vernon Wells out of the picture, the Yankees are likely to hang onto Ichiro Suzuki.

The Bombers have been shopping the 40-year-old outfielder this offseason with little interest. He'll presumably serve as the team's fourth outfielder with Alfonso Soriano expected to function as the everyday designated hitter. While he's had an unbelievable career, his days of fantasy relevancy are long gone.
Jan 11 - 8:29 AM

Chad Jennings of Journal News reports that the Yankees have mentioned Ichiro Suzuki’s name in trade talks with other clubs.

Ichiro doesn't have a starting job following the signings of Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran, which is why the Yankees are testing out the market for him. The problem is that Ichiro is due $6.5 million in 2014 and really isn't more than a fourth outfielder at this point, so the Yanks would receive very little in return. Suzuki batted just .262/.297/.342 last season.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 11:41:00 AM

Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-3 in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

Suzuki is now hitting just .224 with five extra-base hits (one home run) and eight RBI in 178 plate appearances since the All-Star break. It's tough to imagine the Yankees hanging around if they continue to give him and Vernon Wells regular at-bats, but they don't have much choice right now with Brett Gardner (wrist) and Alfonso Soriano (thumb) both sidelined.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 03:56:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki has replaced Alfonso Soriano in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

Soriano was a late scratch just minutes before game time due to a thumb injury. Suzuki will start in right field with Vernon Wells shifting over to left field.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 01:10:00 PM

Ichiro Suzuki is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday.

The Yanks are rolling with Vernon Wells in right field against Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester. The 39-year-old outfielder is hitting .264/.299/.351 with seven homers, 33 RBI and 20 stolen bases on the season. He sits at 2734 hits for his MLB career.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 01:01:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4David Phelps
5Brandon McCarthy
6Shane Greene
7Chris Capuano
8CC Sabathia
9Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Josh Outman