Welcome home, Ichiro Suzuki!

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17 years later, Ichiro Suzuki again signed a contract with Seattle Mariners. The live legend of Japanese and World Baseball returns to the club where he spent the first 12 seasons of his famous MLB career. The 44-year-old veteran received his T-shirt at the back, turned into a seaman`s emblem, and popularized Seifo Field`s right offfield as Zone 51.

Last night, Seattle`s training stadium in Peoria was decorated with the words `Welcome home, Ichiro Suzuki! `. At the press conference in Arizona`s spring base there were hundreds of journalists, including dozens of reporters from Japan, following each step of the aging idol. He himself has said he does not see the upcoming season 2018 as a swan song as he plans to play `at least 50 years of age. ``I want to be able to help Seattle Mariners I want to give the team everything I`ve gained as an experience, everything I`ve done in my career I want to do it right here at home`I`ve always considered Seattle as my home, ` said Ichiro, who has been wearing the uniforms of New York Yankees (2012-2014) and Miami Marlins (2015-2017) for the last five seasons and a half. The current contract of Suzuki with Mariners is for a guaranteed $ 750, 000 salary season. The Japanese can work another $ 1, 25 million with a solid performance on the pitch;a $ 200, 000 bonus for 150, 200, 250, 300 and 350 baits and $ 250, 000 when reaching 400 AB.

Scott Servis Manager of Sailors announced that in the next 3-4 days Ichiro will only train with the team before joining the friendly games adviced by new registration for predictions of the Cactus League in the spring training. When ready for full load, the doyen will be used mostly in the left offfield as a replacement for the injured Ben Gemel. According to Ms. Suzuki, he could have been `four to five days a week`. `He will play -` emphasized Service - `So we drew him to play him in. I do not think he`ll be on the field seven days a week, but we`ll get him there. to help us, the people who assemble our staff believe they can help us, we will give them that chance. `

During his first stay in Seattle (2001-2012), Ichiro Suzuki has become the record of the hockey club (2533) and the billing factor (322). With the `sailors` team, the Japanese was chosen as `Rookie of the Year` and MVP in the American League in his debut season, played 10 times in the Star of the Stars, won 10 times `Golden Glove` and 3 times `Silver Luller`.

In his career in MLB, Ichiro has a total of 3080 hits, giving him 21st place in the everlasting rankings. Adding his 1278 hits to Orix Blue Wave (1992-2000) in the Japanese NPB, his total of 4358 exceeds the Premier League record;Pete Rose`s 4256.

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