Yankees Trade for Ichiro

Seattle Mariners give up star outfielder for two pitchers
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 23, 2012 6:09 PM CDT
Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki attempts to bunt at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Suzuki eventually singled on the at-bat.   (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

(Newser) – The New York Yankees have acquired star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners in a trade for two pitchers. The Yankees also got cash in the deal that sent right-handers DJ Mitchell and Danny Farquhar to the Mariners. The trade was announced a few hours before the Yankees played at Seattle tonight.

The 38-year-old Suzuki had spent his whole big league career with Seattle. The 10-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove winner is batting .261 with four home runs, 28 RBIs, and 15 stolen bases this year. Suzuki is a career .322 hitter and former AL MVP. He has never played in the World Series and now joins the team with the best record in the majors.

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