The Seattle Mariners announced today they are signing Ichiro to a Minor League contract. Will he be on the opening day roster in the USA? Who knows. But we know he will be on the roster and playing in Tokyo where The Seattle Mariners open the season.
Ichiro Suzuki, 45, who also may be a future unanimous Hall of Famer, is set for his comeback with the Seattle #Mariners. He officially signs a minor-league contract with the #Mariners that pays him $750,000 if he makes the major-league roster.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) January 23, 2019
Ichiro, one of the most famous and prolific baseball players in recent history, will certainly be welcomed into the Hall of Fame once he finishes his playing career, notching over 3,000 hits amongst other accomplishments.
However, it seems the Hall of Fame will have to wait a little longer as he continues his playing career.
This should be the story of the off season. Having Ichiro play in Japan to open the season is perfect. Absolutely perfect. The emotion will be beyond belief and deservedly so. A must see event, even if Bill Murray and ScarJo won’t be there. https://t.co/iVkx625YoJ
— David P. Samson (@DavidPSamson) January 23, 2019
This story should be bigger. It’s pretty cool one of the greatest hitter of our generation is coming back to at least play in his home country as his team opens their season their.
Do you think Ichiro will actually play the majority of the season? Let us know.