Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
5 months ago

Suzuki (calf) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rockies, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki has been battling a calf issue since mid-March but appears to be ready to go for Opening Day. He's expected to be the Mariners' primary left fielder until Ben Gamel returns to the disabled list. Little remains of the speed which once made him a lock for 30 or more steals per season, leaving him with little to offer fantasy owners other than a mediocre batting average.

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
5 months ago

Suzuki (calf) is scheduled to play in a minor-league game Monday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners want to see Suzuki appear in at least two games before clearing him for Opening Day, so if the 44-year-old's sore calf responds well to the activity Monday, he'll likely play in Tuesday's exhibition against the Rockies. Suzuki is expected to open the season as the Mariners' primary option in left field while Ben Gamel (oblique) is on the disabled list.

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
5 months ago

Suzuki passed all of his concussion tests after being struck in the head Friday by a pitch during a minor-league game, but he remains out of the Mariners' Cactus League lineup Sunday against the Padres due to a sore calf, TJ Cotterill of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

There's growing concern that Suzuki will be ready to go for Opening Day, as manager Scott Servais previously stated that he wants the 44-year-old outfielder to play two more times this spring before the season kicks off, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com. Since he's sitting out Sunday, Suzuki may have to take part in a simulated game in addition to Tuesday's exhibition against the Rockies if he's to be available for the opener Thursday against the Indians. With Ben Gamel (oblique) headed for the disabled list, Suzuki is tentatively in line to serve as the Mariners' primary left fielder to begin the campaign.

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
5 months ago

Suzuki (head) is not in the lineup for Saturday's spring game against the against the Cubs, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki, who was forced to leave Friday's spring game after being hit in the head by a pitch, has cleared all necessary concussion tests but remains sidelined for the time being. Manager Scott Servais is hopeful the veteran outfielder will be ready to go by Opening Day, but noted the team is prepared to turn to Guillermo Heredia should Suzuki be unable to play.

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
5 months ago

Suzuki (head) is "doing well" and could potentially play against the Cubs on Saturday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki was forced to leave Friday's game after getting plunked in the head by a pitch but appeared to be in good spirits in the clubhouse after the game. He was evaluated by team doctors immediately following his removal, and will be once again Saturday, in order to determine his availability for this weekend. All things considered, it looks like the 44-year-old escaped this incident without too much damage.

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
5 months ago

Suzuki walked off the field after taking a pitch to the helmet during Friday's minor-league game, TJ Cotterill of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki went down for a few moments and was briefly attended to by team trainers before exiting to go to the clubhouse. On a positive note, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times noted that he laughed a little as he was getting checked out, so fortunately, it doesn't appear to be anything too serious. Expect an update on Suzuki's status once he's able to undergo some tests.

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
5 months ago

Suzuki (calf) struck out in both of his plate appearances during Wednesday's 7-4 Cactus League win over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

He's now uncharacteristically whiffed in four of his first seven spring at-bats. In manager Scott Servais' mind, that's likely a byproduct of a tenure that was rather quickly interrupted by the calf injury, which cost Suzuki just under a week of action, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. "We'll try to get Ichiro back out there just to get some consistent at-bats," Servais said. "He's had an abbreviated spring training and then with the leg issues, it's going to take him a little while to get his timing down so hopefully we will get him back out there tomorrow.''

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
5 months ago

Suzuki (calf) is batting ninth and playing left field Wednesday against the Brewers, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki missed a week of Cactus League action due to a sore calf, but there seems to be little to worry about in this instance considering the veteran logged 11 plate appearances in minor-league games Monday. He projects to be the Mariners' everyday left fielder to start the season now that he's healthy.

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
5 months ago

Suzuki (calf) received plate appearances in minor-league games Monday, compiling three hits, a walk and five strikeouts, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki appears ready to meet the expected timeline of returning to Cactus League action by Wednesday. He was only able to participate in three games after joining the Mariners before sustaining the calf injury, going hitless in five at-bats.

Ichiro Suzuki
OF FA
5 months ago

The Mariners are hopeful that Suzuki (calf) will rejoin their Cactus League lineup Wednesday against the Brewers, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki is scheduled to appear in a minor-league game Sunday while he tends to the sore right calf, though he'll be limited to hitting and won't run the bases. The Mariners are optimistic that a few more days off his feet will be all Suzuki needs to get over the injury.