Ichiro Suzuki
CF/RF FA
2 years ago

Suzuki will hit leadoff in Thursday's game against the Nationals, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ichiro will bat atop the order and cover right field Thursday with both Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton getting days off. Ichiro is 5-for-15 (.333) at the plate this season, but he is just 7-for-33 (.212) against Thursday's opposing starter, Max Scherzer.

Ichiro Suzuki
CF/RF FA
2 years ago

Entering the game as part of a double-switch in the sixth inning, Suzuki went 2-for-2 with a walk, a run scored, an RBI and his first stolen base of the season in Sunday's 6-5 extra-inning loss to the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

He's been used sparingly so far by the Marlins this year, but Suzuki's multi-hit performance inched him closer to that elusive 3000th MLB hit. It might take an injury in Miami's starting outfield to get him enough at-bats to collect those remaining 61 knocks before the end of the season, however.

Ichiro Suzuki
CF/RF FA
2 years ago

Suzuki is in the lineup Wednesday against the Mets, batting second and playing center field.

EDGE Analysis

Wednesday marks Suzuki's first start of the season as he'll take Marcell Ozuna's spot in the order against Logan Verrett and the Mets. Suzuki has gotten just three at-bats as a pinch hitter this season, having gone 1-for-3 in that span. He will be hitting from a favorable part of the lineup against a relatively inexperienced Logan Verrett, who will be making his first start of the season as well Wednesday.

Ichiro Suzuki
CF/RF FA
2 years ago

Ichiro singled and walked Friday against the Braves in three plate appearances.

EDGE Analysis

Batting just .217/.280/.261 over 23 spring at-bats, it's looking like we can expect more of the same as Ichiro winds down his fantastic career in South Beach. The Marlins remain committed to giving him an opportunity to reach 3,000 hits in Miami as a fourth outfielder -- he currently sits at 2,935 -- but with Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich all healthy, it is going to be tough for the veteran to carve out significant playing time. He batted just .229/.282/.279 over 398 at-bats with the team last season.

Ichiro Suzuki
CF/RF FA
2 years ago

Suzuki signed a one year, $2 million contract on Tuesday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following up on an earlier report, Suzuki will be locked with the Marlins for at least one more year. He wasn't the typical on-base machine that he has been in previous years, recording just a .229 batting average and .282 on-base percentage in 438 at-bats, but considering he's just 65 hits away from 3,000 he will likely get his fair-share of plate appearances in 2016.

Ichiro Suzuki
CF/RF FA
2 years ago

Suzuki will be resigned by the Marlins for the 2016 season, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While an official announcement should come later on Tuesday, this move shouldn't really come as much of a surprise considering Suzuki is 65 hits away from 3,000 in his career. The skills certainly tapered off in 2015 (.229/.282/.279 in 438 at-bats this season), however he does provide some versatility in the outfield and at the very least could represent a terrific marketing asset as he approaches his career milestone.

Ichiro Suzuki
CF/RF FA
2 years ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Friday against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki has received the majority of the starts in right field, but he'll get a day off for the second time in four games. Marcell Ozuna will slide over to right field, Christian Yelich will fill in at center, and Derek Dietrich will get the start in left field.

Ichiro Suzuki
CF/RF FA
2 years ago

Suzuki is out of Sunday's lineup against the Mets, Joe Frisaro of MLb.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Suzuki continues to receive most of the starts in right field, he will take a day off Sunday following a 0-for-4 night at the dish Saturday. Marcell Ozuna will slide over to start in right field, while Cole Gillespie will enter the lineup in center field.

Ichiro Suzuki
CF/RF FA
2 years ago

Suzuki is not in the lineup Friday against the Mets, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki snapped out of a slump Wednesday with a two-hit day, but he'll take a seat Friday with Jacob deGrom on the hill. Marcell Ozuna will slide over to right field, while Derek Dietrich will draw the start in left.

Ichiro Suzuki
CF/RF FA
2 years ago

Suzuki is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Cole Gillespie will take over in right field as Suzuki sits in the midst of a 2-for-28 stretch. Suzuki's window to play on a near-everyday basis is expected to close before the end of the week, with Giancarlo Stanton (wrist) aiming for a Friday return.