TOKYO - For the third time, baseball star Ichiro Suzuki has turned down a prestigious Japanese government award handed to stars in sports, entertainment, and culture.A Japanese government spokesman said Friday that Ichiro, who retired last month with the Seattle Mariners, had ...
Apr 5, 2019
PEORIA, Arizona - Ichiro Suzuki still felt the nerves of competition at age 45.Suzuki started what may be his final spring training with a two-run, two-out single in the third inning on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) in the Seattle Mariners&# ...
Feb 23, 2019
PEORIA, Arizona - Ichiro Suzuki fluidly went through a variety of stretches on the floor in the Seattle Mariners clubhouse even before going onto the field. Once outside, he smoothly went through fielding, hitting and baserunning drills.At 45 and in spring training ...
Feb 17, 2019
SEATTLE - Ichiro Suzuki has agreed to a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners, paving the way for the 45-year-old to play in the Mariners' season-opening series in Japan.Suzuki's agent, John Boggs, confirmed the agreement ...
Jan 24, 2019
NEW YORK - Just who was that guy sitting on the Seattle Mariners bench, the odd fellow with the bushy mustache, shades and a hoodie?Wait a second - it was Ichiro!Now a team executive, Ichiro Suzuki donned a Bobby Valentine-style disguise ...
Jun 22, 2018
NBA
TOYOYAMA, Japan - Ichiro Suzuki, who became a free agent in November when the Miami Marlins declined their option to sign him for the 2018 season, still hasn't given up hope of remaining in Major League Baseball.Suzuki was quoted by ...
Dec 24, 2017
ARLINGTON, Texas - Adrian Beltre just wanted to work hard, be consistent and earn respect in the game. As a young player, he never even thought about historical numbers like 3,000 hits."Never in my mind did I think that I was ...
Jul 28, 2017
MIAMI - The Miami Marlins paid tribute to Ichiro Suzuki by giving him a mosaic of photographs showing each of his first 3,000 hits.Suzuki reached the milestone last season and was honored before Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates ( ...
May 1, 2017
JUPITER, Florida - The Marlins held Ichiro Suzuki out of workouts following an outfield collision during what officials termed a "communications drill."Ichiro was kneed in the quadriceps on Tuesday by fellow outfielder Brandon Barnes, sending the 43-year-old Ichiro tumbling to ...
Feb 23, 2017
MIAMI - Before signing reliever Junichi Tazawa, the Miami Marlins consulted with an expert on Japanese pitching: Ichiro Suzuki.Tazawa finalized his US$12 million, two-year contract with the Marlins on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) after passing a physical. The deal came ...
Dec 17, 2016
DENVER - Ichiro Suzuki got his 2,999th career hit in the major leagues on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), then missed a chance to add a milestone hit.Suzuki beat out an infield single as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning for ...
Aug 7, 2016
NBA
HOUSTON - Pete Rose has plenty of respect for Ichiro Suzuki.He simply doesn't understand why Ichiro's professional hits in Japan count toward his hit total if Rose's minor league knocks aren't considered part of ...
Jun 18, 2016
SAN DIEGO - With two hits, Ichiro Suzuki raised his career total in the Japanese and North American major leagues to 4,257, passing Pete Rose's record Major League Baseball total."This wasn't like a goal of mine to ...
Jun 16, 2016
MIAMI - Ichiro Suzuki has decided to play for the Miami Marlins.Suzuki and the team have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on ...
Jan 24, 2015
TAMPA, Florida - Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki said he had no soreness Sunday (Monday, Manila time), one day after being involved in a traffic accident.Suzuki was on his way home after Saturday's spring training game against Detroit when the accident ...
Mar 4, 2013
TOKYO - Ichiro Suzuki told Japanese baseball officials on Monday he has decided not to take part in next year's World Baseball Classic."I appreciate being asked to play for Japan again at the WBC," Suzuki said. "But after the second ...
Nov 19, 2012
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