The Miami Marlins are apparently keen on pairing its young talents with some future Hall of Famers. The team is reportedly trying to sign former ten-time All-Star and 2001 AL MVP Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year deal.
However, the Japanese slugger is now 41 and in his last season with the New York Yankees he saw a career low in playing time.
According to Sports Illustrated, the team has offered Ichiro a one-year deal worth around $2 million.
Suzuki apparently likes the idea of playing in Miami (as do many near-retirement sports stars), but is holding out to see if he can find another team who might offer him more playing time.
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Other sources indicate it may be a done deal.
Hearing Ichiro Suzuki and @Marlins have agreed to terms.
— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) January 23, 2015
The Marlins already have a pretty solid outfielder squad with superstar Giancarlo Stanton in addition to Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna. If signed, Suzuki would likely serve as backup to the three younger players.