The Miami Marlins officially announced the signing of outfielder Ichiro Suzuki from the New York Yankees on Tuesday.
The Miami Marlins are finalizing a one-year contract with 10-time All-Star and Gold Glove winner Ichiro Suzuki.
According to the Marlins, Suzuki's contract is worth $2 million and will not include an option for 2016.
The Marlins already have talent in the outfield with Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna, leaving Suzuki as the lightly used No. 4 outfielder.
Suzuki, 41, has faded in recent years, but still batted .284/.324/.340 with one homer and 15 steals last season for the Yankees last season and is 156 hits away from 3,000 for his major league career.
Widely considered a future Hall of Famer, Suzuki has a sterling reputation for his hitting and defensive abilities. He was the American League Most Valuable Player in his 2001 rookie season with the Mariners. He will become the first Japanese player in Marlins history.