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Ichiro hitless as Mariners beat Yomiuri 6-4 in exhibition

Ichiro Suzuki’s struggles at the plate have followed him to Japan. Ichiro went hitless in three at-bats on Sunday when his Seattle Mariners beat the Yomiuri Giants 6-4 in an exhibition game ahead of their MLB season-opening series against the Oakland A’s.

Yusei Kikuchi’s dream of playing in majors now a reality with Seattle Mariners

Yusei Kikuchi’s goal was always to pitch in the major leagues. The dream is now the reality for the newest starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. But in a twist, his debut will come in his native Japan. He will start the second game of the 2019 season against the Oakland Athletics in the Tokyo Dome next week.

Mariners can’t wait to see reaction for Ichiro Suzuki in Japan

The Seattle Mariners are about to experience firsthand what Ichiro Suzuki means to his home country. Suzuki’s return to Japan is one of the big attractions as Seattle and Oakland begin the 2019 season with two games in Tokyo. The most decorated player ever to export his talents from the Far East to the major leagues is returning home for what could be a farewell to his Hall of Fame career on both sides of the Pacific.

Veterans know they might not stay long with Mariners

Jay Bruce and Edwin Encarnacion are still productive major leaguers with the potential for big seasons. They just don’t fit perfectly into the Mariners’ long-term plans to build for the future.

All eyes on Yusei Kikuchi during his spring debut for Mariners

Japanese free-agent Yusei Kikuchi made his debut for the Seattle Mariners on Monday, throwing two innings against the Cincinnati Reds in a start that featured a little bit of everything, from moments of dominance to working out of a jam.

Mariners’ Kyle Seager enters 2019 after physical, dietary makeover

Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager enters the 2019 season after a physical and dietary remake. He learned to embrace flexibility training, spinach, and a long-term health plan. Seager played the second half of last season with a broken left big toe, which affected his ability to plant and drive forward and led to a .221 batting average and a .273 on-base percentage, both career lows.