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Ichiro Suzuki (back, quad) close to returning
Ichiro Suzuki is expected to go through a "mini workout" Monday, with a full workout likely for Tuesday, as he works his way back from back and quadriceps issues after colliding with a teammate during an outfield drill last week.
Ichiro Suzuki is ageless and tends to stay healthy, even as he continues to play baseball on the other side of 40. Ichiro is a part-time player at this point in his career, which limits his fantasy value.
Ichiro will be a Marlin again in 2017
The Miami Marlins officially exercised outfielder Ichiro Suzuki's option on Wednesday, keeping him a Marlin for the 2017 season.
Ichiro was an effective bench bat and fill-in starter as the Marlins fourth outfielder in 2016. He will return to a similar role in 2017, but shouldn't have much fantasy value outside of the deepest leagues (or if more injuries strike the Marlins outfield)
Ichiro Suzuki collects two hits on Thursday
Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Marlins' 5-4 loss to the Reds on Thursday.
The 42-year-old Ichiro Suzuki is now up to 3,007 hits in MLB. On the season, he sports a .313/.384/.387 slash line to go along with 13 RBI, 32 runs scored and nine steals through 105 games played. He's been a nice fourth outfielder for the Marlins this season, but can't be trusted on a daily basis for fantasy purposes.
Ichiro Suzuki collects 3,000th hit
Ichiro Suzuki collected his 3,000th hit on Sunday, becoming the 30th player to reach the milestone.
It was a great accomplishment for Ichiro, who will go down as one of the best hitters in baseball history. Despite the milestone, Suzuki isn't fantasy relevant this season given his inconsistent playing time. Still, he continues to get on base at a high clip (.390 OBP).
Ichiro Suzuki collects two hits, now four hits shy of 3,000
Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-5 with one run scored and one strikeout in the Marlins' 9-3 win over the Phillies on Thursday.
Ichiro now has 2,996 hits for his MLB career, just four shy of the 3,000 hit milestone. On the season, he owns a slash line of .343/.419/.399 with 28 runs scored, 12 RBI and eight steals. He's been a solid fourth outfielder for the Marlins this season, but for fantasy purposes is off the radar.
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