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Mariners, Ichiro Closing On a 1 Year Contract

Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki gives a final tug to his sleeve during his turn at bat in the eighth inning Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, in Seattle. Suzuki pushed his major league record for hits in a season to 262 with singles in the third inning off Park and in the eighth off Brian Shouse. Suzuki broke George Sisler's 1920 mark of 257 hits on Friday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

 

Ichiro Suzuki is reportedly very close t returning to the place he began his Major League Baseball career and that is the Seattle Mariners.

This report comes from Bob Nightengale of the USA Today and says the Mariners are close to signing a one year deal with the 44 year old OF.

The outfielder spent 12 years in Seattle from 2001-12.

 

 

Suzuki spent parts of three seasons with the Yankees before joining the Marlins for the past three years, finishing 2017 with a .255 batting average and three home runs in 136 games.

 

The veteran was mostly used off the bench last year, with 109 of his 215 plate appearances coming as a pinch hitter. However, he also spent time at all three outfield positions, showcasing the type of versatility he could still bring to a team.

The outfielder spent 12 years in Seattle from 2001-12.

 

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