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The Yankees may be able to sign OF Ichiro Suzuki very soon, filling a hole in RF. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, a Major League source says that a deal will in fact happen, and that the Yankees are “all over him.” It’s no secret that Ichiro wants to remain a Yankee, so a deal would be expected soon as Christmas approaches.
Last year, Ichiro was rejuvenated in the Bronx after coming over from Seattle in a trade. He hit .322 with five homers and 27 RBIs in just 67 games, compared to .261, 4 homers and 28 driven in with Seattle in 95 games. Since Ichiro just turned 39, he will likely receive a 1-year deal, similar to Hiroki Kuroda, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera – the Yankees remain adamant about lowering their payroll by 2014.
New York will likely need a right-handed bat to counter the lefty Ichiro should a deal happen. Keep in mind that Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner are both lefties as well. Ichiro became a fan-favorite this past season and would be welcomed back with open arms as the future hall-of-famer closes out his career.
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The New York Yankees hope to finalize an agreement with
outfielder Ichiro Suzuki “within the next few days,” reports Jon Heyman of CBS
The Yankees are hoping to finalize a deal with Ichiro
Suzuki within the next few days.
Beyond the Yankees, there are a few other teams that are
talking to Ichiro, one of which is believed to be the Philadelphia...
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the New York Yankees a hometown discount, and he may very well “bolt the Bronx”
one he reaches free agency, reports Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.
According to two industry sources familiar with Cano’s
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Source: Grilli back to #Pirates. Two-year deal. Pending physical.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 10, 2012
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