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The Marlins have “checked on” Ichiro

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Ichiro Suzuki

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Backup outfielder news:

#Marlins have checked on Ichiro Suzuki as backup outfield option.

— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) January 5, 2015


[almost asleep] ". . . wha -- what is it?”

“Do you need anything? Water? An extra blankie?”

“No. My God. I’m 41-years-old. I can get that stuff if I need it. Will you just let me sleep?”


Ichiro hit a mere .284/.324/.340 in 143 games this past season for the Yankees. He really can’t be counted on to bring that much to the table. He can likely still field a corner outfield position and his wheels are pretty decent for a mid-era Gen-Xer, but it’s not at all certain that he’ll have a major league deal for 2015.