Breaking: Ichiro to Yankees
The New York Yankees have conducted another trade with Seattle, acquiring future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki for a pair of right handed pitchers, DJ Mitchell and Danny Farquhar.
The 38-year old Suzuki is a free agent after this season, which may be his last. He is hitting a paltry .261/.288/.642 in 2012, one year after a .272/.310/.335 showing in 2011.
The two-time batting champion and 2001 AL MVP currently sits at 2533 hits, roughly 3 seasons from 3000 if he can find a team that will take him in for that long. He garnered over 200 as recently as 2010, doing it in each of his first 10 seasons.
Thanks to Bob Owens for the tip!