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Ichiro Suzuki (LF,RF)

Miami Marlins

By David A Marcillo, Marlins Correspondent, Thu, Jan 29th 6:58pm EST

Ichiro Suzuki's 1 yr/$2M contract includes bonuses for every 50 plate appearances from 300 to 600. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The total amount available in incentives is an extra $2.8 million, but it is highly unlikely that Ichiro will reach many of those goals. He registered only 385 plate appearances last season for the Yankees.

By David A Marcillo, Marlins Correspondent, Tue, Jan 20th 11:17am EST

The Miami Marlins, in need of a fourth outfielder, have begun serious discussions with Ichiro Suzuki. (Source: Jerry Crasnick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sources say the Marlins may even consider a two-year deal with the 41 year old outfielder. Playing behind Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, and Giancarlo Stanton, Ichiro will likely only have fantasy value if one of the starters suffers an injury.

By Chris Zolli, Marlins Correspondent, Wed, Jan 7th 10:17am EST

Ichiro Suzuki is drawing the most interest from the Baltimore Orioles and Miami Marlins, with each team active in pursuit for the past month. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Both the Marlins and Orioles are in the market for more outfield depth and Suzuki would factor in as a fourth outfielder. He may not even break 300 at bats this season, but, even in the twilight of his career, Suzuki has still hit .275 over the past four seasons and .284 in 359 at bats last season. Another big factor for the 41 year old Suzuki is that he is 156 hits short of 3000 for his career and he would like to hit that target. He will not provide very much in the way of extra base hits and has seen his steals drop for five consecutive seasons, but he still provides a solid backup outfielder with his contact rate and good defensive play.

Ichiro Suzuki News & Advice

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MLB.com | Jan 29th, 4:42pm
Now that the Marlins have signed Ichiro Suzuki, the Reds are the only team in Major League Baseball for which a Japanese player has never appeared.
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MLB.com | Jan 29th, 3:46pm
Uniform numbers are revered more in Japan than America. That's probably explained in part by the culture of free agency and trades in the U.S. decreasing the chances that a player will be identified by one number for his entire career. The most anticipated moment of the news conference announcing Ichiro's signing with the Marlins on was the return of his iconic No. 51 to his uniform.
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MLB.com | Jan 29th, 4:50am
The Marlins welcomed the newest addition to their roster on Wednesday more than 7,000 miles away from Miami, as team officials traveled to Tokyo to introduce Ichiro Suzuki, who signed a one-year deal with the club this week.
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MLB.com | Jan 29th, 3:53am
Five team executives flew 18 hours to Japan to properly welcome Ichiro Suzuki -- who signed a one-year, $2 million contract on Tuesday night -- into the family.
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ESPN | Jan 28th, 5:51pm
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ESPN | Jan 28th, 4:42pm
Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year deal with the Miami Marlins.
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ESPN | Jan 28th, 4:31pm
One-year, $2M deal for Ichiro gives Miami a player who's not just a normal backup
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MLB.com | Jan 28th, 3:44pm
Thanks to the Miami Marlins, baseball gets at least one more season of one of the most remarkable players of our time: Ichiro Suzuki.
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Rotoworld | Jan 28th, 3:12am
Marlins signed OF Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year contract.
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MLB.com | Jan 28th, 2:33am
The Marlins on Tuesday night announced the signing of free-agent outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year contract. Ichiro, who will wear No. 51, is the first Japanese-born player in franchise history.
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RotoBaller | Jan 26th, 6:22pm
After playing for only two teams throughout his decorated 14-year career, Ichiro Suzuki has agreed to join a third, agreeing on a one-year, $1 million deal, plus incentives, with the Miami Marlins. Suzuki established himself as one of the best hitters of an entire generation during his eventful 11-year stint in Seattle, and currently only […]
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MLB.com | Jan 26th, 3:05pm
The Marlins believe Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton form the best outfield trio in the National League. Add Ichiro Suzuki to the roster, and the club now feels it has the top fourth outfielder in the league.