When the Yankees signed Chris Young to be their fourth outfielder, it was a silent way of telling the Yankees fans Ichiro Suzuki‘s services were most likely no longer needed. However, just because the Yankees no longer find a need for Ichiro, it doesn’t mean Ichiro’s going to retire.
According to Dan Martin of the New York Post, Ichiro told MLB Network of his plans to continue playing in 2015. The interview in which Ichiro told the network will air tomorrow.
While the Yankees seem to no longer want Ichiro, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world to bring him back. He sure didn’t play like he was 40-years-old and he emerged as an every day outfielder when Carlos Beltran went down with injuries.
Ichiro hit .284/.324/.340 in 143 games with the Yankees this season.