Ichiro Suzuki’s days as a Marlin are over. Whether the team’s decision to part company with the 44-year-old outfielder, one of baseball’s all-time greats, also spells the end of his storied Major League career remains to be seen. In what was the first significant roster decision for new ownership, the Marlins on Friday declined their $2 million club option to retain Ichiro, who now becomes a free agent. While Suzuki has said numerous times that he would like to continue playing until he’s 50, there’s no guarantee he’ll find a Major League team willing to give him a job.
So long, Ichiro. The Miami Marlins part ways with the baseball legend
Miami Herald | Nov 3