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.