Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Marlins’ interest in free agent outfielder Ichiro Suzuki “has begun to intensify.”
The Marlins already have Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, and Marcell Ozuna in-house, so they are looking at Suzuki as a fourth outfielder. That’s probably the best fit for him at this point in his career. The 41-year-old batted .289/.324/.340 with one home run, 22 RBI, and 15 stolen bases across 143 games with the Yankees last season. He’s currently 156 hits shy of 3,000 for his career.
Suzuki has also reportedly drawn interest from the Orioles and Blue Jays in recent weeks.