Originally written on SportsBlooded  |  Last updated 7/24/12

Yesterday morning the New York Yankees acquired Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners for pitching prospects D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar. By that night, Ichiro was starting for the Yankees in right field and batting 8th against his former team. It must have been a bittersweet moment for Ichiro who’s spent his entire 12-year Major League Baseball career with the Mariners, since he made the move from Japan in 2001. On one side, it was great for Ichiro because he’ll be given an opportunity to play in the playoffs for his first time since 2001. On the other hand, he’s leaving the only real home he’s ever known in the U.S.

He’ll be a big upgrade for the Yankees in the field but he’ll have to start hitting better if he wants to be an upgrade for them at the plate. Ichiro is currently batting .261 with 4 HR’s, 28 RBI and 16 SB’s. Ichiro went 1-4 in his debut for the Yankees as they beat the Mariners 4-1. Check out some photos of Ichiro in his new Yankees gear...

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