The Miami Marlins declined the $2 million club option they had on outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, making him a free agent.
Everyone loves the future Hall of Famer, but it’s an open question as to whether he’ll find work this winter. While he was a productive part-timer in 2016, he hit only .255/.318/.332 in 2017. He says he wants to continue playing, but he turned 44 a couple of weeks ago so expecting a bounceback is a bit unrealistic.
Still, it’s not hard to imagine someone giving him a minor league deal to see if he has anything left in the tank come February.