Mariners' Yoshihisa Hirano joins team after coronavirus recovery

MLB Jul 19, 2020

Mariners' Yoshihisa Hirano joins team after coronavirus recovery

Seattle Mariners pitcher Yoshihisa Hirano, who tested positive for the new coronavirus late last month, joined his team at their preseason camp on Saturday after posting two negative test results. Hirano became the first Japanese major league player confirmed to have contracted the virus after ...

Ichiro named to all-time Rookie of the Year team

Baseball / MLB Apr 6, 2020

Ichiro named to all-time Rookie of the Year team

Former MLB star Ichiro Suzuki was among three outfielders included on an MLB.com list of the all-time best Rookie of the Year Award winners at each position. Ichiro, who retired in March 2019 and has maintained his ties with the Seattle Mariners as an instructor ...

Ichiro attends workshop needed to become qualified to coach students

Baseball Dec 13, 2019

Ichiro attends workshop needed to become qualified to coach students

Ichiro Suzuki, who retired from professional baseball in March, attended a workshop Friday to become qualified to coach students. The former Seattle Mariners outfielder was one of roughly 130 people with professional baseball experience who attended the session in Tokyo. Under Japan Student Baseball Association rules, ...

Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi looks to turn up heat in 2020

Baseball / MLB Oct 2, 2019

Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi looks to turn up heat in 2020

With his first major league season barely in the books, lefty Yusei Kikuchi is already mapping out plans for his 2020 season with the Seattle Mariners. "I'm going back to the fastball," Kikuchi said recently. Kikuchi went 6-11 this year with a 5.46 ERA after signing ...

Ichiro thanks Mariners fans in English during pregame ceremony

Baseball / MLB Sep 15, 2019

Ichiro thanks Mariners fans in English during pregame ceremony

Ichiro Suzuki, who amassed 4,367 hits over his historic career in Japan and the majors, was honored with the Seattle Mariners Franchise Achievement Award on Saturday and took the opportunity to thank the home crowd with a speech in English. The 45-year-old, who announced his ...

Former MLB, NPB star Munenori Kawasaki charms fans in Taiwan

Baseball Jul 14, 2019

Former MLB, NPB star Munenori Kawasaki charms fans in Taiwan

Popular former major leaguer Munenori Kawasaki charmed Taiwanese fans Saturday with his mix of humor and mischief before beginning his coaching stint next month with Taiwan's Wei Chuan Dragons. Kawasaki has competed in Nippon Professional Baseball and Major League Baseball but left the game in ...