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Officials for the Seattle Mariners and the agent representing Orix BlueWave slugger Ichiro Suzuki failed to reach an agreement Friday on a contract for the seven-time Pacific League batting champion.

Seattle’s top front office official Howard Lincoln and team president Chuck Armstrong will meet again Saturday with agent Tony Attanasio after the two sides could not come to an accord that would make Suzuki the first Japanese position player in the major leagues.

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