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Mariners Nearing Deal With Ichiro Suzuki

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The Seattle Mariners are looking to bring one of the most popular and successful players in franchise history back to the team.

The Mariners are closing in on a deal with free agent Ichiro Suzuki, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.

According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the deal could be finalized later today or tomorrow.

Ichiro will fill an obvious need for the Mariners in the outfield.

Ben Gamel is out for up to six weeks due to an oblique strain, Mitch Haniger is dealing with tendinitis in his hand, and Guillermo Heredia is working his way back from shoulder surgery back in October.

Ichiro arrived in Seattle back in 2001 and had an epic debut, winning a Gold Glove, a Silver Slugger, as well as the AL Rookie of the Year and AL MVP award.

While Ichiro, 44, is not the player he once was and although he had career lows during limited playing time with the Miami Marlins last season, he had a solid year in 2016 to suggest he still has enough in the tank to help out Seattle if he can bounce back.

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White Sox Acquire Ivan Nova

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The Chicago White Sox have acquired right handed starter Ivan Nova from the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray.

According to Fancred’s Jon Heyman, the Pirates will receive a “young pitcher” and an unstated amount of international bonus pool availability in return for Nova.

Nova posted a 9-9 record with a 4.19 ERA last season for the Pirates.

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Yankees “Open To Moving” Miguel Andujar

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The New York Yankees have a future superstar in Miguel Andujar, a fan favorite, yet they have been constantly linked to rumors of being open to dealing him, despite his huge rookie season.

This one, just doesn’t make much sense if the plan is to move Andujar to make room for the likes of Manny Machado.

According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Robert Murray, the Yankees are “open to moving” Andjuar via trade, but there is no clear trade path to reference at this time.

This development clearly shows the Yankees desire to sign Machado to a free agent deal.

The Yankees and Mets have also been linked in a potential deal that could see Noah Syndergaard end up in New York, with Andujar on his way out.

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Rangers Sign Rafael Montero

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The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a minor-league deal with right handed pitcher Rafael Montero, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant.

Montero is still working back from Tommy John surgery, and was once a top prospect in the New York Mets organization , but struggled transitioning to the major league level, putting together a woeful 5.38 ERA over 192 1/3 innings pitched.

 

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