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11/8/2012: Ichiro Suzuki, Koji Uehara, Yoshinori Tateyama

by on Nov.07, 2012 @ 12:45 pm, under MLB

Ichiro Suzuki could return to New York.  From MLB.com's Bryan Hoch:

It's too early to say exactly what will happen, but it shouldn't shock anyone if we see Ichiro back in pinstripes next season. Ichiro spoke several times about loving the professional, experienced atmosphere around the Yankees, and he even seems to have taken to life in New York. He was spotted this weekend attending a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden.

... Ichiro will be 39 next year, but we've already seen the Yanks vow that they won't shy away from older players. If Ichiro would accept a one-year deal in the $5 million to $9 million range, there could be a match.


Koji Uehara and Yoshinori Tateyama updates.  From the Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson:

There is interest in bringing back Uehara, Daniels said, and the club has discussed a minor league deal with Yoshinori Tateyama. The Rangers declined a $1 million option on Tateyama last month.