Ichiro Suzuki RUMORS & NEWS

  • Ichiro moves closer to 3,000 hits with 4-for-4 night

    The Score "Saturday wasn't advertised as turn-back-the-clock night at Marlins Park, but Ichiro Suzuki sure did his part to make it seem like 2001. The 42-year-old future Hall of Famer put on a vintage four-hit performance to move 46 hits away from reaching 3,000 in MLB, and helped lead his Miami Marlins..." May 22

  • Ichiro passes Frank Robinson for 33rd all time with 2,944th hit

    Los Angeles Times "Ichiro Suzuki achieved a pair of baseball milestones Friday night when he led off the Miami Marlins' game against Milwaukee with a basehit and then stole second base. The hit, a single to right field on a 1-0 fastball from the Brewers' Zach Davies, was the 2,944th of Suzuki's major league..." April 30

  • Marlins trade could mean more time for Ichiro

    MLB.com "If the Marlins decide to shake things up and trade Marcell Ozuna for a starting pitcher, they will once again depend on a reliable, ageless wonder to help fill the outfield gap. Ichiro Suzuki, who turned 42 on Oct. 22, is an internal option to share playing time at any of the three outfield..." December 15

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    Joe Frisaro @JoeFrisaro

    The #Marlins are signing Ichiro Suzuki today for the 2016 season. Announcement will be today

  • Miami Marlins to re-sign Ichiro Suzuki

    Miami Herald "Ichiro Suzuki will continue in his quest for 3,000 hits with the Miami Marlins. The Marlins are expected to announce Tuesday that Suzuki, who turns 42 on Oct. 22 will sign a one-year contract for 2016. The news was first reported by mlb.com. Suzuki needs 65 more hits to reach 3,000. On..." October 06

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Ichiro Suzuki, who turns 42 this month, "is definitely planning to play in 2016 and beyond," according to his agent, John Boggs. @FOXSports

  • Ichiro finally got to pitch in an MLB game and he has a wicked slider

    SB Nation "Ichiro Suzuki has played 15 MLB seasons and nine more in Japan, compiling a whopping 4,213 hits in one of the most impressive professional careers in baseball history. But now, he's finally accomplished one of his dearest career goals: He has finally pitched: During his stint with the Yankees,..." October 05

  • Marlins' Suzuki makes 10,000th plate appearance, becomes 2nd fastest in MLB

    Fox Sports Florida "Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki became the second-fastest major leaguer to reach 10,000 plate appearances on Tuesday night. Suzuki accomplished the feat in the first inning batting second against Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton. He lined out to right on a 2-1 pitch -- a 93..." August 26

  • Marlins open to Ichiro Suzuki returning in 2016

    Hardball Talk "Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki recently tied and surpassed Ty Cobb for second on the unofficial professional hits leaderboard. He entered Saturday’s game against the Phillies with 2,923 hits in the major leagues, leaving him 77 hits shy of another major milestone — 3,000 MLB hits. The Marlins..." August 23

  • Marlins open to bringing Ichiro back in 2016

    The Score "Ichiro Suzuki is leaving quite the impression on the Miami Marlins. The veteran outfielder, who signed a one-year, $2-million contract with the Marlins last January, may have earned a spot on the team next year with his leadership skills and recent milestone achievements. "I know that it's..." August 16

  • Ichiro surpasses Ty Cobb for 2nd on all-time professional hits list

    The Score "Only one name remains in the way of Ichiro Suzuki and his quest to become baseball's all-time hits leader. The Miami Marlins outfielder surpassed Hall of Famer Ty Cobb for sole possession of second place on the all-time professional hits list with a first-inning single Saturday against the St...." August 16

  • Ichiro matches Ty Cobb for 2nd on baseball's combined hits list

    The Score "Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki reached a significant milestone with one swing of the bat Friday that was 24 professional seasons in the making. The 41-year-old hit a fifth-inning single off St. Louis Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia to match Ty Cobb for second on the unofficial all-time..." August 15

  • Marlins have discussed Ichiro Suzuki extension

    Fish Stripes "Ichiro Suzuki wants to play again next season and the Marlins are interested. The veteran outfielder wants to play baseball in 2016, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, and the Marlins have spoken with him about a contract for next season. "I can definitely say I’ll be playing..." July 13

  • Marlins Have Had Internal Discussions About Re-Signing Ichiro

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have had internal discussions about bringing Ichiro Suzuki back into the fold for the 2016 season, manager Dan Jennings told Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Jennings offered high praise for the 41-year-old Ichiro, calling him the “most prepared player” he’s been around and citing..." June 18

  • Ichiro Suzuki: 'I just want to play baseball'

    USA Today "Ichiro Suzuki was not feted with a pregame ceremony Thursday night. That honor was reserved for teammate Michael Morse, who was presented his 2014 World Series ring by the San Francisco Giants in a veritable lovefest. Suzuki wasn't reuniting with members of his last team either, as was the case..." May 08

  • Why Ichiro is glad to be a Marlin — and away from Joe Girardi

    New York Post "Ichiro Suzuki is a proud man. At the age of 41, he is looking for a fresh start with a young, exciting team. Don’t count the old man out. A smiling Ichiro went through his first official workout with Miami on Tuesday. He is thrilled to be a Marlin, and although Ichiro will not say it, for he..." February 25

  • Marlins open to multiyear deal with Ichiro Suzuki

    MLB.com "The Marlins have intensified talks with 10-time All-Star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki and are open to a possible two-year deal, MLB.com has learned. Multiple reports on Saturday said talks between the two sides were progressing. Miami is searching for a fourth outfielder, and the 41-year-old..." January 20

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki,41, who says he'd love to play until he's 50, has drawn interest from 3 clubs.He's 156 hits shy of 3,000.

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    clarkspencer @clarkspencer

    #Marlins have checked on Ichiro Suzuki as backup outfield option.

  • Ichiro’s future with Yankees questionable, but plans on playing again next year

    New York Daily News "Ichiro Suzuki is not thinking about how many more years he has left in his career, he just knows that he's going to play again next season. But the soon-to-be free agent answered cryptically when asked about perhaps returning to the Yankees: “That might be a question you shouldn’t ask right..." September 29

  • Alfonso Soriano and Ichiro Suzuki are a $25 million platoon

    Hardball Talk "Alfonso Soriano began the season as the Yankees’ everyday designated hitter and Ichiro Suzuki began the season on the Yankees’ bench, but now they’re being platooned in right field … at a combined salary of $25 million. Yankees manager Joe Girardi has decided to play Soriano almost exclusively..." June 06

  • Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki: Backup role like 'nothing I've ever experienced'

    Newark Star-Ledger "The future Hall of Fame outfielder says sees it and feels it. He sees it when he's in a pre-game hitting group with backups. He feels it when he's walking to the trainers' room after the first inning. But Ichiro Suzuki said he doesn't know how to explain the uncertainty covering him like..." April 03

  • Yanks stuck with most famous fifth outfielder if they can’t deal Ichiro

    New York Post "Ichiro Suzuki led off for the first time this spring Wednesday and started in left for the second time — both against Detroit — and, lo and behold, the Tigers need a lefty-swinging left fielder after losing Andy Dirks for half a season following back surgery. However, before assuming two plus..." March 13

  • Ichiro's pinstripe finale lacks DJ's fanfare

    ESPN "There are two future Hall of Famers in the Yankees' clubhouse this spring, two all-time greats coming to the end of their careers, two members of the 3,000-hit club preparing to take their last licks. So many similarities, and yet, the way Derek Jeter and Ichiro Suzuki are heading into their..." March 02

  • Ichiro looks for role in Yankees’ crowded outfield

    New York Post "The signings of Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran were good news for the Yankees. Perhaps not for Ichiro Suzuki, though. “With those additions, I’m going to have to find a place for myself,” Ichiro said through a translator about where he fits into this Yankee team. “But I’ve worked this..." February 20

  • Ichiro Suzuki for J.J. Putz?

    Sport News "The Arizona Diamondbacks may look to trade veteran reliever J.J. Putz following their acquistion of Addison Reed, FOXSports.com reports. If the D-backs do move Putz, one possible trading partner is the New York Yankees, who reportedly want to unload future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki. Putz is..." January 05

  • Beltran's entrance points Ichiro toward exit for Yankees

    Sporting News "As the Yankees officially introduced Carlos Beltran as their latest free-agent addition on Friday, they essentially said goodbye to Ichiro Suzuki. Ichiro still is on the roster in the Bronx, due $6.5 million for 2014. The 40-year-old outfielder is 258 hits away from 3,000 in his major league..." December 20

  • Yankees shopping Ichiro Suzuki

    Hardball Talk "Brett Gardner trade rumors are all the rage at the moment, but he’s not the only Yankees outfielder on the block. This comes from beat writer Chad Jennings of New York’s Journal News: According to one rival executive, the Yankees have also mentioned Ichiro Suzuki’s name in trade talks. There’s..." December 09

  • Ichiro Suzuki gets 4000th hit of his pro career

    ESPN "Ichiro Suzuki joined Pete Rose and Ty Cobb as the only players with 4000 career hits in the highest levels of professional baseball. Ichiro's accomplishment comes with a little bit of a twist because his are the combined total between Japan and the American major leagues. On Wednesday Ichiro's..." August 22

  • Pete Rose on Ichiro chasing the hit record: 'How can he catch me?'

    CBS Sports "Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki collected his 4000th professional hit on Wednesday night broken down into 2722 in MLB and 1278 in Japan. While talking to Bob Nightengale of USA Today all-time hit king Pete Rose essentially discounted Ichiro's hits in Japan when discussing his record. "He's..." August 22

  • Ichiro launches walk-off homer as Yankees beat Rangers, 4-3

    Newark Star-Ledger "As Tuesday crept toward Wednesday, a surreal scene played out on the ground floor of Yankees Stadium. On one side of the Yankees’ clubhouse, Ichiro Suzuki described the walkoff homer that ferried his team to a 4-3 victory over Texas. Across the room, Hiroki Kuroda discussed dueling with countryman..." June 26

  • Ichiro, Gardner must produce for pinstripes

    New York Post "The Yankee Way used to be all about superstars. This year it’s all about team and overcoming an absurd amount of injuries. That means there is less room for error, everyone has to contribute. In addition to the continuing onslaught of injuries, the Yankees have a bit of an outfield crisis on..." May 17

  • Suzuki delivers go-ahead hit to send Yankees over Rays in 9th

    New York Post "Across the first three weeks of a very long season, the Yankees giving Ichiro Suzuki a two-year deal appeared to be a mistake. A player with a Hall of Fame resume looked confused at the plate and the once powerful and accurate throwing arm was neither. Watching Ichiro struggle, it was fair to..." April 24

  • Secret behind Ichiro's late-season streak an unsolved mystery

    New York Post "OK, so in order for the Yankees’ two-year commitment to Ichiro Suzuki to make sense, we have to know what clicked for him last September, right? How he went from a seriously fading icon to a resurgent, ultra-popular superstar in the final 16 regular-season games, with a solid postseason to..." March 06

  • Ichiro avoids injury after car accident

    New York Post "Ichiro Suzuki was fortunate to avoid serious injury Saturday when his Land Rover was destroyed by another vehicle in a postgame accident at the intersection of Dale Mabry Highway and West Kennedy Boulevard. In fact his slender body wasn’t even sore before participating in a workout at George M...." March 04

  • Ichiro in car crash, not hurt

    New York Post "Ichiro Suzuki avoided injury last night when his car collided with another vehicle. “He is fine,’’ Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “His interpreter called to let us know.’’ Ichiro was headed south in his Land Rover on a Tampa highway around 4 p.m. when he hit Linda Trange Le, who..." March 03

  • Could the Yanks get more power from Ichiro Suzuki?

    Bergen Record "There’s good reason to consider Ichiro Suzuki the most evolved slap hitter of all time. Just look at that swing, the way he throws his hands at the ball, using only arms and wrists for power. Force? Fury? Forget it — this is finesse honed to a beautiful science. So why do some scouts believe..." February 27

  • Ichiro takes Hiroki deep in BP

    New York Post "During live spring-training batting practice, it’s rare for hitters to get the bat on the ball. The drill should be renamed pitching practice, because they dominate. Yet, there was Ichiro Suzuki crushing a pitch from Hiroki Kuroda halfway into the right-field bleachers yesterday at George M...." February 22

  • Ichiro may hit lead-off

    New York Post "oe Girardi has options when it comes to where he bats Ichiro Suzuki. After hitting Suzuki in the lower third of the lineup last year, Girardi yesterday said he could use the 39-year-old left-handed hitter in the first or second slot. “That’s a piece where we will have to see exactly where it..." February 19

  • Ichiro Suzuki says returning to Yankees was an easy decision this offseason

    New York Daily News "After spending the past dozen spring trainings in Arizona with the Mariners, Ichiro Suzuki had his first official spring day with the Yankees Monday. What stood out most to the 39-year-old? “Derek Jeter was not the eater that the media portrayed him to be,” Ichiro said through his translator...." February 19

  • Yankees ink Ichiro Suzuki to a two-year, $13-million deal

    Newark Star-Ledger "With the announcement last night that they signed 39-year old outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a two-year contract, reportedly worth $13 million, the Yankees appear ready to go to battle in 2013 with the same outfield manager Joe Girardi surprisingly — perhaps even desperately — started in Game 3 of..." December 20

  • Ichiro finalizes $13M deal, leaving Ibanez in limbo

    New York Post "On the day Ichiro Suzuki officially replaced Nick Swisher as the Yankees' right fielder, the club's chances of retaining Raul Ibanez didn't increase because the Mariners acquired left-handed hitting Kendry Morales from the Angels for lefty Jason Vargas. Ichiro's two-year deal for $13 million..." December 20

  • Yankees make it official with Ichiro

    The LoHud Yankees Blog "The New York Yankees today announced they have re-signed 10-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove Award-winning outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a two-year contract. Suzuki, 39, was acquired by the Yankees from Seattle on July 23, 2012, along with cash considerations in exchange for right-handed..." December 19

  • Yankees announce the signing of Ichiro Suzuki to a two-year contract

    Newark Star-Ledger "With the announcement tonight that they had signed 39-year old outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a two-year contract -- reportedly worth $13 million -- the Yankees appear ready to go into 2013 with the same outfield manager Joe Girardi surprisingly – perhaps even desperately -- started in Game 3 of the..." December 19

  • Phils, Bosox helped Yankees keep Ichiro

    New York Post "Ichiro Suzuki has the Red Sox and Phillies to thank for him being on the verge of signing a two-year deal worth $12-$13 million with the Yankees. While the Yankees landed Hiroki Kuroda, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera and Kevin Youkilis with one-year contracts, the arena changed with Ichiro..." December 14

  • Ichiro Suzuki and Yankees are closing in on two-year contract to keep veteran in Bronx

    New York Daily News "It's not much of a surprise that Ichiro Suzuki is going to be returning to the Yankees in 2013. But 2014, too? The Yankees and Ichiro were closing in on a two-year contract worth between $12 million-$13 million, a deal that will keep the veteran outfielder in pinstripes through his 41st..." December 14

  • Ichiro Suzuki's deal with Yankees expected to be worth at least $12 million

    Hardball Talk "Amid rumors that other teams have offered Ichiro Suzuki two-year deals Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the 39-year-old outfielder is expected to re-sign with the Yankees for $12-$13 million. Heyman makes it sound like all but a done deal, writing that the two sides are "still working..." December 13

  • A double for Ichiro and Yanks?

    Bergen Record "By most accounts, Ichiro Suzuki will be back in the Bronx next season. Whether he returns for one year or two is uncertain. WFAN's Craig Carton tweeted Wednesday morning that "Ichiro is a yankee for 2013." But as the day progressed, the two sides still appeared to be hashing things out. A..." December 13

  • Ichiro Suzuki inches closer to one-year contract with Yankees, deal could be done by Thursday

    New York Daily News "The one-year wonders might be adding another member before the end of the week. According to sources, the Yankees are inching toward a new one-year contract with Ichiro Suzuki, a deal that would bring the 39-year-old back as the Bombers' regular right fielder. The deal could be done as early as..." December 13

  • Suzuki will return to Yankees

    New York Post "Ichiro Suzuki's love of the Yankees may cost him an additional year and dollars when he signs with the Yankees. According to several industry sources, Ichiro has strongly indicated to other teams that have offered him two-year contracts that he is returning to The Bronx. "He had two-year..." December 13