Report: Marlins’ interest in Ichiro Suzuki “has begun to intensify”


Jerry Crasnick of 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.

Diamondbacks extend Torey Lovullo’s contract through 2024 season

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PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks extended manager Torey Lovullo’s contract through the 2024 season.

The deal is the third straight one-year extension for the longest-tenured manager in team history.

Lovullo is 446-483 in seven seasons, with one playoff appearance.

Lovullo led the Diamondbacks to the 2017 National League division series his first season and a winning record the next two. Arizona general manager Mike Hazen stuck with Lovullo after an injury-filled 110-loss season in 2021 and the Diamondbacks have enjoyed a resurgence this year.

The Diamondbacks enter against Atlanta 35-24, tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in the NL.