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Ichiro back in Mariners camp at 45

Baseball / MLB Feb 17, 2019

Ichiro back in Mariners camp at 45

Ichiro Suzuki fluidly went through a variety of stretches on the floor in the Seattle Mariners clubhouse even before going onto the field. Once outside, he smoothly went through fielding, hitting and baserunning drills. At 45 and in spring training again, Ichiro is working toward ...

Kikuchi reports to first MLB camp

Baseball / MLB Feb 12, 2019

Kikuchi reports to first MLB camp

New Seattle Mariners left-hander Yusei Kikuchi said Monday he is "really looking forward" to making his debut on the major league stage he has dreamed of since his hard-throwing days in high school. Kikuchi officially reported to his first MLB spring training camp on Monday, ...

Yusei Kikuchi bullpen draws big audience ahead of spring training

Baseball / MLB Feb 11, 2019

Yusei Kikuchi bullpen draws big audience ahead of spring training

New Seattle Mariners left-hander Yusei Kikuchi took to the bullpen for the second straight day on Sunday ahead of his first major league spring training. The 27-year-old threw 46 pitches at the team's spring training facility outside Phoenix, Arizona, where the Mariners' pitchers and catchers ...

Baseball / MLB Jan 9, 2019

Hisashi Iwakuma wishes new Mariner Kikuchi well

Former Seattle Mariners and now-Yomiuri Giants right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma said Tuesday he hopes Yusei Kikuchi will make his mark on the majors when he joins the American League club. "I think you have chosen to join an amazing team," Iwakuma posted on Instagram. "I hope ...

Yusei Kikuchi returns, eager to get back in training mode

Baseball / MLB Jan 6, 2019

Yusei Kikuchi returns, eager to get back in training mode

Newly-minted Seattle Mariners left-hander Yusei Kikuchi returned to Japan on Sunday after completing his move to the major leagues this past week, expressing excitement as he begins preparing for the next step in his career. Speaking to reporters at Narita airport outside Tokyo, Kikuchi, one ...

Mariners landed Yusei Kikuchi with a unique approach

Baseball / MLB Jan 4, 2019

Mariners landed Yusei Kikuchi with a unique approach

Yusei Kikuchi smiled wide for the cameras, pointing to the back of his No. 18 jersey — a celebrated number for Japanese pitchers. In the city where one of his childhood idols, Ichiro Suzuki, became a major league star, Kikuchi is eager to prove ...