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 Phillies.
However, Suzuki has “made it known that he wants to be a Yankee,” according to
The Yankees acquired Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners last
season and he went on to experience success in the Bronx. The 39-year-old hit
.322/.340/.454 with 13 doubles and five home runs over 227 at-bats after
joining New York.
Even if the Yankees reach an agreement with Suzuki, Heyman
notes that the team would also like to acquire a right-handed-hitting
outfielder. Cody Ross is one of the names available on the free agent market
that comes immediately to mind.
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