Ichiro rejoins Mariners at 44
By The Associated Press
Now that Ichiro Suzuki is back with the Seattle Mariners, he hopes to stick around a while.
“I think everybody hears that I want to play until I’m 50,” he said through a translator. “But I want to make sure everybody understands that I always say at least 50.”
The 44-year-old outfielder rejoined his former team Wednesday with a $750,000, one-year contract.
“Even in the offseason when I would go back to Japan, I always came back to Seattle. This was my home … has always been my home,” he said. “Somewhere deep inside, I wanted to return and wear this uniform again.”