Miami Marlins pursuing Ichiro Suzuki

The Miami Marlins have been one of the more active teams this offseason and they may not be done.

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Marlins are intensifying their pursuit of veteran outfielder Ichiro Suzuki.

Ichiro has spent the last two and a half seasons with the New York Yankees and last season he played in 143 games and hit .284 and a .324 on base percentage. The 41-year old hopes to continue his career as he is only 156 hits short of joining the luxurious 3,000 hits club. Ichiro has been one of baseballs most known players due to success between Japan and the United Stats. He made 10 straight All-Star appearances and won the Rookie of the Year and MVP in 2001.

Miami has a very thin outfield right now. The outfield stands as follows: Christian Yelich in left, Marcell Ozuna in center, and Giancarlo Stanton in right. That is it. Martin Prado who the team acquired from the New York Yankees is slotted in to start at third base but can also play the outfield. Ichiro would fit in nice and help their young outfield out a ton. Also he’d be a great addition next to Dee Gordon, Dan Haren, Mat Latos, Mike Morse, and Prado as the teams offseason acquisitions.

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