Yankees Rumors: New York Close to Signing Ichiro Suzuki

The New York Yankees hope to finalize an agreement with outfielder Ichiro Suzuki “within the next few days,” reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

The Yankees are hoping to finalize a deal with Ichiro Suzuki within the next few days.

Beyond the Yankees, there are a few other teams that are talking to Ichiro, one of which is believed to be the Philadelphia Phillies. However, Suzuki has “made it known that he wants to be a Yankee,” according to Heyman.

The Yankees acquired Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners last season and he went on to experience success in the Bronx. The 39-year-old hit .322/.340/.454 with 13 doubles and five home runs over 227 at-bats after joining New York.

Even if the Yankees reach an agreement with Suzuki, Heyman notes that the team would also like to acquire a right-handed-hitting outfielder. Cody Ross is one of the names available on the free agent market that comes immediately to mind.

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