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UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:54 a.m.

Ichiro says goodbye to adoring fans; Mariners beat A’s in 12

Ichiro Suzuki showered with cheers and chants while taking his final bow in a magnificent career that lasted nearly three decades.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:24 p.m.

Ichiro back in Mariners’ camp at 45 with chance to play at home

Ichiro Suzuki is back in spring training with the Seattle Mariners at age 45. He insists his focus is on each day and not the season-opening series in Japan that …


Mariners bring back Ichiro on minor league contract with invitation to spring training

Sources confirm the Mariners’ deal they have often said they were going to make with the iconic outfielder. He will go with the team on its trip to Japan.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:36 p.m.

Larry Stone: If healthy, no reason Ichiro can’t play for Mariners this season

If you thought we had heard the last of Ichiro as a major league ballplayer when he stepped into his murky role as “Special Assistant to the Chairman” last May …


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 6:56 p.m.

Mariners move Ichiro into ‘special assistant’ role, effective immediately

Ichiro’s last game as a Major League Baseball player for the 2018 season came on Wednesday night at Safeco Field in a 3-2 loss to the Oakland A’s. The longtime …


UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Matt Calkins: What are the Mariners thinking? Keeping Ichiro is purely illogical

So … are the Mariners going to bring Griffey back again? Maybe sign Randy Johnson to strengthen the rotation? Hell, if the price is right, they can probably lure Russell …


Ichiro to get start for Mariners on Opening Day

It was like he’d never left. Well, there are a few more grays in his close-cropped hair now. But there was an odd feeling of deja vu, watching Ichiro sit …


Ichiro takes a fastball off the helmet in Mariners minor-league game

A 91-mph fastball from lefty Brandon Mann, a former Mount Rainier standout, struck Ichiro in the back of the helmet, but Ichiro was able to joke about it in the …


Ichiro among Marlins players who say they have been on receiving end of racial insults, too

One day after Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said he was subjected to racial epithets by fans at Fenway Park in Boston, some players on the Marlins said they’ve endured …


UPDATED: Sun., April 16, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

Ichiro returns to Safeco Field with Marlins; first visit since 2014

On Monday, Ichiro will return to Safeco Field for the first time since June 12, 2014 with the Yankees.


Marlins’ Ichiro held out of workouts following collision

The Marlins have held Ichiro Suzuki out of workouts following an outfield collision during what officials termed a “communications drill.” Ichiro was kneed in the quadriceps on Tuesday by fellow …


Baseball notebook: Seattle options struggling starter Taijuan Walker to minors

In the midst of the wild card race in the American League, the Seattle Mariners determined they don’t have the time to wait for Taijuan Walker to rediscover the potential …


Ichiro gets to pitch on final day of season

Ichiro Suzuki hit 88 mph and induced a swing and miss with a breaking pitch during a one-inning relief appearance for the Miami Marlins Sunday in their regular-season finale against …


MLB notes: Marlins open to retaining Ichiro

Even as the wheels come off this Marlins edition at every turn, one focused Marlin continues to roll quietly but purposefully through baseball history. Ichiro Suzuki is carving his indelible …


MLB notes: Tigers end Royals’ 10-game winning streak

The Kansas City Royals finally lost, but slugger Billy Butler hopes their impressive push in the A.L. Central will go on. “This doesn’t end anything,” he said. “We’ve got 10-1 …


Japan’s HR king accepts Ichiro may not play in WBC

TOKYO – Japanese home run king Sadaharu Oh, a special adviser to the national team, says he accepts that Japan may have to defend its title at next year’s World …


Kelley: Ichiro assisted Mariners by leaving

Listening to the Yankees’ telecasts since Ichiro Suzuki was traded from Seattle to New York, I’ve wondered who the commentators were talking about when they mentioned their new outfielder.


Commentary: Ichiro helped himself, Mariners with trade

SEATTLE - The Mariners without Ichiro Suzuki didn’t look much different, on the surface, than they did with him. They struggled to hit at Safeco Field and fell to the …


Mariners trade Ichiro to Yankees

SEATTLE — The Mariners traded 10-time All-Star outfielder Ichiro to the New York Yankees on Monday for two minor-league prospects and cash considerations.


Slumping Ichiro surprised to be given day off

DETROIT – Ichiro Suzuki was probably more surprised than anybody that he actually got a real day off. Mired in a six-week slump, his batting average down to .252, a …


M’s win; Ichiro passes Edgar Martinez

Ichiro Suzuki had two infield hits to become Seattle’s career leader, including a bouncer in the ninth that drove in the go-ahead run in the Mariners’ 5-2 victory over the …


CF Franklin Gutierrez may miss season opener due to illness

PEORIA, Ariz. – Center fielder Franklin Gutierrez is having stomach problems again, and if they’re not settled soon he may not be able to play in the Seattle Mariners’ season …