The Marlins to sign Ichiro Suzuki

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What has been rumored for a good while is now becoming reality, it seems:

Yesterday it was reported that Miami made Ichiro a one year, $2 million offer.

Though his best years are behind him, Ichiro can still be a useful backup outfielder. He can handle both corners and, while he hasn’t played much center field lately, can probably cover it in a pinch. And he can pinch run. As long as a superstar like Ichiro can be cool with being a bench player, this should work out just fine.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.