Contrary to what’s been put out there as of Tuesday, Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki will not be retiring at this time.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) May 2, 2018
On Tuesday, Brad Adam of Root Sports reported that his feeling was that Ichiro would retire after the team’s homestand.
Great stuff as usual from Brad Adam, @JohnHowieSteak , on the future of Ichiro. Brad texted w/ him today and the feeling is that this homestand will be his last. Ichiro is good w/ decision. Brad feels Ichiro wants to retire as a Mariner. #Mariners
— Jason Puckett (@JasonPuckett20) May 1, 2018
Clearly, that’s not the case right now. And honestly, we couldn’t be happier.
Though Ichiro is slashing just .220/.256/.220 in 14 appearances this year, he’s still one of the guy we love to watch. And it’s not like he’s incapable of pulling off amazing feats on the diamond these days (watch this amazing play from earlier this year).
Here’s to many more big-time plays like that in Ichiro’s future.