AP source: Marlins, Suzuki determine to $2 million deal

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MIAMI (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki has motionless to play for a Miami Marlins.

Suzuki and a group have concluded to a $2 million, one-year contract, tentative a physical, a chairman with believe of a conditions told The Associated Press. The chairman spoke on condition of anonymity Friday since a agreement with a 41-year-old outfielder has not been finalized.

The agreement is expected to be rigourously finished subsequent week.

Suzuki’s signing is only one of many eye-catching moves by a Marlins in this offseason, starting with a record $325 million, 13-year agreement given in Nov to slugger Giancarlo Stanton.

Among a other highlights: They acquired former pitcher Aaron Crow, a first-round pick, from Kansas City; landed All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon and right-hander Dan Haren from a Los Angeles Dodgers; and picked adult right-hander Mat Latos from Cincinnati.

And now Suzuki total to supplement even some-more hum to a Marlins group with eyes on competing in a NL East.

The 10-time All-Star batted .284 final year for a New York Yankees. He surfaced a 200-hit symbol in his initial 10 vital joining seasons and has 2,844 MLB hits in his 14 seasons with a Yankees and Seattle Mariners.

He arrived from Japan after spending 9 seasons with a Pacific League’s Orix Blue Wave, and he won a AL batting title, Rookie of a Year and MVP awards in 2001. He won a second batting climax in 2004, when his 262 hits pennyless a deteriorate record George Sisler set 84 years earlier.

Combined with his 1,278 hits from 9 seasons in Japan, Suzuki has 4,122 in his veteran large joining career — 59 fewer than Ty Cobb and 134 reduction than Pete Rose.

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