Marlins, Suzuki closing in on deal

Jan 23, 2015 2:43 PM

MIAMI (AP) - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Ichiro Suzuki has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins, pending a physical.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the contract with the 41-year-old outfielder has not been finalized.

Suzuki batted .284 last year for the New York Yankees. He topped the 200-hit mark in his first 10 major league seasons and has 2,844 MLB hits.

He arrived from Japan after spending nine seasons with the Pacific League's Orix Blue Wave, and he won the AL batting title, Rookie of the Year and MVP awards in 2001. He became a 10-time All-Star and won a second batting crown in 2004.

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