All offseason, while the big name free agents came off the board and found new homes, Ichiro Suzuki continued to patiently wait for someone–anyone–to offer him a deal. Well, one team has finally shown interest in Ichiro, but of course it’s not the Yankees.
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Miami Marlins have offered Ichiro a one-year, $2 Million contract to be their fourth outfielder for the 2015 season. Ichiro is entertained by the idea of playing in Miami, but he’s waiting to see if another opportunity will arise elsewhere. Ichiro is expected to make his decision soon.
Ichiro had a productive year for the Yankees last season, hitting .284/.324/.340 in 143 games. Ichiro was originally a fourth outfielder coming into camp last year, but with the injuries to Carlos Beltran, Ichiro earned himself more playing time.