Ichiro trains with Marlins

Feb 25, 2015

Ichiro trains with Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton arrived at spring training in the same old Maserati he drove last year. It didn’t even sport a vanity plate. “I haven’t changed at all,” Stanton said Tuesday. The Miami Marlins hope not. They signed their All-Star right fielder in November to ...

Marlins glad to add Ichiro

Jan 29, 2015

Marlins glad to add Ichiro

by Jason Coskrey

Ichiro Suzuki sipped green tea, elicited a few laughs and turned the tables on a media member with three questions of his own during his introductory news conference with the Miami Marlins. It was clear from the start that Ichiro can still own a ...

Jan 28, 2015

Ichiro inks deal with Marlins

Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year deal with the Miami Marlins. The Marlins made the announcement Tuesday night. Ichiro signed the deal in his native Japan. A news conference will be held for him Thursday, with five Marlins ...

Ichiro, Marlins agree to terms

Jan 24, 2015

Ichiro, Marlins agree to terms

Ichiro Suzuki has decided to play for the Miami Marlins. Ichiro and the team have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday ...

Rare Ichiro homer lifts Yanks

Jul 26, 2014

Rare Ichiro homer lifts Yanks

Derek Jeter stood on the dugout steps, stone-faced as a statue, when Ichiro Suzuki approached after rounding with the bases with his first home run since last August. Only when the Japanese star was inches away did the New York Yankees captain crack a ...

Yankees give Jeter triumphant final home opener

Apr 8, 2014

Yankees give Jeter triumphant final home opener

Feted by fans and celebrated by teammates throughout his final opening day in the Bronx, Derek Jeter hardly felt as if he was starting his 20th big league season at home. Jeter gave Yangervis Solarte some assistance with Yankee Stadium tradition, then the rookie ...

Ichiro realistic about season ahead

Feb 20, 2014

Ichiro realistic about season ahead

Ichiro Suzuki watched as the New York Yankees added Jacoby Ellsbury and then Carlos Beltran to an outfield that already included Brett Gardner and the Japanese star plus Alfonso Soriano, a backup who figures to see time at designated hitter. What did he think? ...

Jan 28, 2014

Kubota, a master bat maker, announces retirement

The craftsman whose bats have launched thousands of big league hits for Ichiro Suzuki and Hideki Matsui is calling it quits after half a century at his craft. Master bat maker Isokazu Kubota told a news conference on Tuesday that having trained the next ...

Sep 6, 2013

Tanaka breaks Ichiro's mark for monthly MVP honors

Record-setting right-hander Masahiro Tanaka was named the Pacific League’s August pitcher of the month on Friday, becoming the first player to receive four consecutive monthly MVP awards. By winning for the 11th time, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles star surpassed current New York Yankees ...