Ichiro is reaching out to other teams and Jon Heyman thinks the Phillies are one of them.
Ichiro Prefers New York But is Tired of Waiting
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported today that Ichiro has begun to reach out to teams other than the Yankees and stated in a Tweet that the Phillies “could be one“. The incredibly durable outfielder was pretty bad defensively in a small stretch in center for the Yankees but played above-average to elite defense in his normal corner positions for them. Ichiro has averaged 159 games played in 12 Major League seasons and hit .283/.307/.390 for Seattle and New York, a tick below his Hall of Fame worthy .322/.365/.419 line. Ichiro had been waiting until the Yankees had finished signing their pitchers first, which reportedly is their method of conducting off-season business. This is the first time this off-season that Ichiro has been connected to any team other than the Yankees.
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