|Ichiro is 394 hits away from what would be a historic 3,000 for his career. (US Presswire)|
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The framework is for one year, one year plus vesting or possibly two seasons. Ichiro hit .322 for the Yankees, and don't discount that he has 2,606 hits, putting him within striking distance of becoming the first Japanese player to have 3,000 hits.
A couple of other teams, believed to include the Phillies, have been talking to Ichiro, but the international star made it known he wanted to stay with the Yankees.