Ichiro Suzuki got 398 at-bats last year for no other reason than because his name is Ichiro Suzuki. They were 398 of the wimpiest at-bats you'll ever see, his .279 slugging percentage ranking dead last among hitters with that many at-bats. And it's not like he's making up for it with a bunch of stolen bases, not at this stage of his career. That's what it means to get older, though. It's not that Ichiro wasn't great once; it's just that he doesn't have it anymore at age 42. Because he's closing in on 3,000 career hits, he'll return as the Marlins' fourth outfielder in 2016, but he's a waste of a roster spot even in NL-only leagues.
Veteran outfielder Ichiro Suzuki will be re-signed by the Marlins for the 2016 season, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. This move shouldn't really come as much of a surprise considering Suzuki is 65 hits away from 3,000 in his career. The skills certainly tapered off in 2015 (.229/.282/.279 in 438 at-bats), but he does provide some versatility in the outfield. At the very least, he could represent a terrific marketing asset as he approaches his career milestone.
Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki went 4 for 5 at the plate during Tuesday's 9-6 win over the Brewers. Suzuki also scored two runs during the contest. It was his first four-hit game of the season.
Marlins right fielder Ichiro Suzuki isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. Cole Gillespie moves from center field to replace him. Christian Yelich moves from left field to replace Gillespie.
Marlins right fielder Ichiro Suzuki went 3 for 5 with a RBI in Sunday's loss to the Phillies. Suzuki, who's on a six-game hit streak, is hitting .450 with nine hits since July 10.
Ichiro Suzuki will get the first shot at replacing injured Giancarlo Stanton in right field for the Marlins. Suzuki will get his fifth start in right, and just his 32nd start of the season at any position, in Saturday's game. Stanton was placed on the disabled list and is expected to miss four to six weeks.