Suzuki announced his retirement from baseball following Thursday's 5-4 victory over the Athletics in 12 innings.
Suzuki ended his career with a pair of starts in his home country of Japan and received a standing ovation when he checked out of Thursday's game in the bottom of the eighth inning. The 45-year-old went 0-for-5 with a walk in his two games in Tokyo, but he'll retire with 3,089 career hits over his 19-year MLB career, placing him 23rd in league history. Including his total from his nine-year career in Japan prior to joining the Mariners in 2001, Suzuki recorded 4,367 hits as a professional. Mar 21 10:27 am (EST)
- Manager Scott Servais said that Suzuki would play in Thursday's game against the Athletics, but wouldn't commit to the outfielder drawing a second straight start, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
- Suzuki had his contract selected from Triple-A Tacoma.
- Mariners manager Scott Servais said that Suzuki will be included in the starting lineup for the club's regular-season opener March 20 against the Athletics in Tokyo, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. All Ichiro Suzuki (L) News
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2019 SEASON STATS
|Mar 21||W 5 - 4||@ OAK||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Mar 20||W 9 - 7||@ OAK||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.500|
|Mar 07||W 11 - 3||@ CIN||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.333|
|Mar 05||T 7 - 7||@ SD||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|May 02||L 3 - 2||OAK||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||.250|
|Apr 28||W 12 - 4||@ CLE||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Apr 26||W 5 - 4||@ CLE||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.000|
|Apr 22||L 7 - 4||@ TEX||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||1.467|
|Apr 18||L 7 - 1||HOU||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Apr 17||L 4 - 1||HOU||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.666|