Ichiro Suzuki proved the impossible last season, playing as if he wasn’t a 40-year-old outfielder and gaining playing time due to the injuries in the Yankees outfield. With Ichiro hitting the free agent market, you’d think a team would want him next season, right? Well…not quite.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweeted Ichiro hadn’t been getting much attention in the free agent market, according to his agent John Boggs. Sherman adds that Boggs hopes teams look past Ichiro’s age and take in the fact Ichiro hit .284 last season and could play all three positions in the outfield.
The Yankees didn’t express any interest in reuniting with Ichiro and instead re-signed Chris Young to be the fourth outfielder.