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Ichiro Suzuki back with Mariners as special assistant

Ichiro Suzuki has rejoined the Seattle Mariners as a special assistant to the chairman and will work as an instructor with both the major league club and some of the …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 5:41 p.m.

Larry Stone: Ichiro, always a master of timing, gets it right again with his retirement

If there were any justice in the world, Ichiro would have beaten out the slow roller to shortstop in the eighth inning of Thursday’s game against the Oakland A’s in …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 9:53 a.m.

Out of Right Field: Ichiro’s farewell, M’s ‘Opening Day’ lost in translation

If the whole point of the Mariners participating in the Japan opener was to celebrate Ichiro, that point was unfortunately lost in a 16-hour time difference while most M’s fans …


As the Mariners open 2019 season in Japan, Ichiro receives a fitting – if a bit awkward – hero’s welcome

At about 1 p.m., the Tokyo Dome’s outside concourse was abuzz with baseball fans avoiding their jobs and responsibility – an opening-day tradition that can be found even in Japan’s …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 4:34 p.m.

Larry Stone: Mariners face challenge in how to part with Ichiro, Felix Hernandez

Much about the start to this Mariners season is a bit off kilter. But that stands to reason, I suppose, in a year of such seismic change and philosophical recalibration.


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 …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Ichiro Suzuki, Yusei Kikuchi face massive media frenzy in first appearance of Mariners’ Japan trip

The two players and their manager walked through the underground tunnel that took them from the basement of the Tokyo Dome to the banquet room floor of the Tokyo Dome …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:45 p.m.

Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners arrive in Tokyo, a sure sign baseball only days away

Ichiro wore a gray-and-black hat and slipped quickly through the arrival gate at Haneda Airport.


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

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 …


Mariners won’t promise spot to Ichiro after Japan trip

The plan seems to be in place for Ichiro Suzuki to be on the Seattle Mariners expanded roster when they open the regular season with two games in his native …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 1, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

M’s GM Jerry Dipoto says Ichiro will get chance to play in 2019

Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto said Ichiro Suzuki will be in spring training with the Mariners in 2019 and hinted the veteran outfielder could be on the roster when the …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Ichi-who? Suzuki sits on M’s bench in fake mustache disguise

The Seattle Mariners have seen a whole new side of Ichiro Suzuki. The former star player-turned-team executive showed up on the bench at Yankee Stadium in disguise, wearing a fake …


Lighthearted campaign has begun to have Ichiro Suzuki compete in Home Run Derby

Scott Servais wore an impish grin when media walked into the manager’s office of the visitor’s clubhouse a few hours before Wednesday night’s game.


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Another reason (or two) to love Ichiro

Even in semi-retirement, Ichiro Suzuki keeps us entertained.


UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 11:10 a.m.

John Blanchette: Contrived or not, Ichiro Suzuki’s special role with Mariners befits special player

Day 2 of Ichiro Suzuki, Special Assistant to the Chairman, began without the formal press conference and moved straight into the meat of his duties at Safeco Field: Starting with …


In Japan, Ichiro’s move starts long ‘Sayonara’

Ichiro Suzuki has not officially retired from baseball. But his move to the front office of the Seattle Mariners is seen by many in Japan as the beginning of a …


UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 6:23 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Sending Ichiro Suzuki out in style

The Mariners should put Ichiro Suzuki in right field. Bat him leadoff. Give the 44-year-old Japanese legend a chance to face his nation’s newest phenom and his 100-mph fastball. Let …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Time to let Ichiro move on

No one involved wants Ichiro Suzuki’s storied big-league career to end this way, but it may be unavoidable.


Out of Right Field: Mariners face tough decision to activate Ben Gamel

The Seattle Mariners find themselves in a precarious position, just 13 games into the 2018 season and trying to snap the longest playoff drought in the four major U.S. pro …


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 2:25 p.m.

Out of Right Field: Mariners sign what’s left of Jayson Werth

The Mariners signed Jayson Werth. Why? And why now?


Mariners unsure whether Ichiro Suzuki will start season on DL

The Seattle Mariners are monitoring Ichiro Suzuki’s strained right calf to determine whether he’ll be on the opening day roster or the disabled list. Suzuki went 0 for 3 with …


Larry Stone: A different side of Ichiro emerges in return to Mariners

In a news conference to discuss his one-year contract with the Mariners, Ichiro was more sentimental. The 44-year-old recognizes that his role in the game has changed irrevocably and appears …


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Seattle Mariners bring back 44-year-old Ichiro Suzuki

Seattle finalized a $750,000, one-year deal with 44-year-old Japanese star Ichiro Suzuki, who can earn an additional $1.25 million in bonuses. He spent the first 11 major league season with …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

With Ben Gamel out, Mariners could bring back Ichiro

The Seattle Mariners are running out of healthy outfielders. To the rescue – Ichiro?


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 6:13 p.m.

Marlins decline Ichiro Suzuki’s $2 million club option

Derek Jeter’s first major roster move with the Miami Marlins was to part with former teammate Ichiro Suzuki.


Ichiro Suzuki honored with collage showing 1st 3,000 hits

The Miami Marlins paid tribute to Ichiro Suzuki by giving him a mosaic of photographs showing each of his first 3,000 hits.


UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:50 p.m.

Mariners pregame: Felix Hernandez takes mound as Seattle continues road trip in Detroit

The Mariners continue their 10-game, 11-day road trip to three cities with the first of three games against the Detroit Tigers.


Mariners beat Marlins as Haniger and Seager lead balanced attack

Mariners close out a 6-3 homestand by backing a wobbly Felix Hernandez with an 11-hit attack that includes four RBIs apiece from Mitch Haniger and Kyle Seager. All that and …


Mariners Log: Ichiro Suzuki homers in perhaps final at-bat in Safeco

When Ichiro Suzuki came to bat in the ninth inning with the Mariners holding a 10-4 lead, the ovation was once again heartfelt from what remained of the 27,147 crowd …


UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

Mariners pregame: M’s welcome back Ichiro. lineups and starter matchup

The Mariners take on the Miami Marlins on Monday to start a three-game interleague series, the final series of a nine-game homestand.