NEW YORK – Ichiro Suzuki was unhurt in a car crash Saturday after the Yankees’ game against the Detroit Tigers at the team’s spring training complex in Tampa, Florida, according to New York media reports.
“He is fine,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told the New York Post. “His interpreter called to let us know.”
According to the New York Daily News, Ichiro, who signed a two-year deal with the Yankees in the offseason, was cut off by a woman driver as she tried to make a left turn after leaving Steinbrenner Field.
No one, including Ichiro, was injured but the outfielder’s Land Rover had to be towed.
“He did nothing wrong,” Tampa police Lt. Ronald McMullen said. “The woman was given a citation for cutting him off.”