Ichiro Suzuki RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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.com "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.com "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?'

    CBSSports.com "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

  • Report(s): Yankees will re-sign Ichiro Suzuki

    River Ave Blues "The Yankees will re-sign Ichiro Suzuki according to Jon Heyman, Ken Rosenthal, and Craig Carton. The deal is not done yet because the two sides are still hammering out some details, but it's only a matter of time before those are worked out. It sounds like there's a chance he'll wind up with a..." December 12

  • Yankees Reportedly to Sign Ichiro Suzuki

    Pinstriped Bible "Multiple sources on Twitter (Ken Rosenthal, Jon Heyman; as Captain Renault said, round up the usual suspects) are reporting that the Yankees are on the verge, the doorstep, the edge of re-signing the venerable Ichiro Suzuki. Details have yet to be revealed or finalized, so we don't know length,..." December 12

  • Yankees' Ichiro now likely to return

    New York Post "While the Yankees wait on Kevin Youkilis' decision to accept or reject a one-year, $12 million offer, they are close to bringing Ichiro Suzuki back to The Bronx. "He has a lot of interest from two or three teams but it could get done in the next couple of days,'' a person familiar with the..." December 11

  • Sources: Yankees 'all over' Ichiro

    Fox Sports "Ichiro Suzuki enjoyed playing for the New York Yankees so much, he likely will be back with them again. The Yankees are showing strong interest in re-signing the free-agent outfielder, according to major league sources. "They are all over him," one source says. "That (a deal with Ichiro)..." December 09

  • Suzuki's agent talking 'with multiple clubs'

    New York Post "Ichiro Suzuki's willingness to wait on the Yankees has declined to the point where the veteran outfielder is talking to other teams. "At the beginning we talked a lot but since that time, zero,'' agent Tony Attanasio said of discussions with the Yankees. "As far as we are concerned we don't..." December 02

  • Ichiro wants to stay with Yanks

    MLB.com "Coming to the Yankees proved a boon to Ichiro Suzuki, and the 39-year-old free agent wants to keep a good thing going. Suzuki's agent Tony Attanasio said Suzuki wants to remain with the Yanks, according to a New York Post report on Saturday. "They are going after pitching first which is what..." November 25

  • Ichiro Allegedly Has Friend

    Lookout Landing "This morning I was reading through a little bit of the Post, as you do. I know that sometimes when you're reading the Post you have to suspend disbelief, and I know that sometimes the Post will publish content that other people might not touch. It all comes with the territory, and it's not so bad..." October 25

  • Ichiro Suzuki Wants to Stay With the Yankees Because They're Old

    Pinstriped Bible "As related via Hardball Talk, Sherman hears from sources close to the aging singles hitter that he might stay because of the relaxed atmosphere, sans-a-belt trousers, and earlybird special: According to Sherman's source Suzuki "enjoyed playing in a professional, winning atmosphere with so..." October 25

  • The Ichiro vs. Swisher Fallacy

    Pinstriped Bible "As I've surfed around the web these last few days (a bizarre habit I've acquired late in life), commentary on the Yankees often seems to take for granted that Ichiro Suzuki should be re-signed. Simultaneously, Nick Swisher, that perpetual postseason escape artist (escape from hitting, I mean),..." October 24

  • Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki enjoys return trip to the playoffs following 11-year drought

    New York Daily News "Ichiro Suzuki remembers the calls from the crowd in the Bronx. Eleven years ago, Suzuki was a rookie outfielder for the Mariners being taunted by Yankee fans in the American League Championship Series. "I had played right field all year and for some reason, I was in left field (in Game 5) and..." October 04

  • Pinstripes have revitalized Ichiro's career

    New York Post "The visits were done without fanfare. Four times Ichiro Suzuki has visited the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is not only a star; he is a fan of the game. The Yankees outfielder told The Post he finds a certain peace there that puts baseball in the proper perspective for him. "It is pure,'' Ichiro..." September 27

  • Ichiro Suzuki stays hot, homers and drives in three runs to help Yankees sweep Toronto Blue Jays

    New York Daily News "The Yankees are on an Ichi-roll. When he was traded to the Yankees in late July, Ichiro Suzuki could barely contain his excitement about playing meaningful baseball in the season's final months. He's certainly making the most of his opportunity. Ichiro sparked the Yankees for a second..." September 21

  • Ichiro's day, Jeter's night & all the numbers

    Bergen Record "After his tricky catch helped the Yankees to win today's day-night doubleheader opener, Ichiro Suzuki said this about playing (and winning) for the first time behind Andy Pettitte: "To get a win for him was very special," Ichiro said through his interpreter. "He really fits (here)…he's just a..." September 20

  • Ichiro notches four hits, drives in winning run in 2-1 Yankee win over Blue Jays

    Newark Star-Ledger "It was almost as if everyone in the building knew what was coming next. Just before 10 p.m. last night, Ichiro Suzuki calmly walked up to home plate with Curtis Granderson 90 feet away on third base and Toronto left-handed reliever Aaron Loup on the mound. Ichiro fouled off the first pitch down..." September 20

  • Andy Pettitte solid in return from disabled list, Ichiro Suzuki shines at the plate as Yankees sweep doubleheader against Blue Jays

    New York Daily News "Ichiro Suzuki turned in his biggest day in pinstripes Wednesday, but he was only the second-biggest hit at Yankee Stadium. Andy Pettitte made a triumphant return from the disabled list in the first half of the day-night doubleheader, tossing five scoreless innings to lead the Yankees to a 4-2..." September 20

  • Ichiro's seven hits a wonder

    New York Post "Game-saving catch, game-winning hit. Season-salvaging acquisition? Eh. Let's not get too carried away from a very long day at Yankee Stadium. But we can say this: In the Yankees' universe, where missing the playoffs is unfathomable and going down in a one-game, wild-card heap is virtually..." September 20

  • Hiroki's arm, Ichiro's bat belt Boston

    New York Post "The Red Sox seem determined to remain irrelevant in the AL East race this season, and the Yankees helped them stay that way last night. Behind another masterful performance from Hiroki Kuroda and a pair of home runs from Ichiro Suzuki, the Yankees discarded Boston, 4-1. Kuroda was coming off..." August 20

  • Surging Suzuki still a prime-time player

    New York Post "Let the record show that Ichiro Suzuki's first Yankees curtain call came on national television during baseball's most cherished rivalry. What, you thought this guy would have his first big Yankees moment against Cleveland? You can still wonder how much Ichiro will ultimately help his new..." August 20

  • Suzuki smashes five RBIs as Yankees stomp Blue Jays

    New York Post "In the galaxy of stars that dominate the Yankees' universe Ichiro Suzuki's glow isn't the brightest. Once, he was among baseball's elite as he carved out a Hall of Fame career in the Pacific Northwest. Now, he is a piece to the puzzle the Yankees hope can take them deep into the..." August 11

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