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What the New York Yankees Can Expect from Ichiro Suzuki for the Next 2 Years

the Yankees asked Ichiro Suzuki to take the short walk from the Seattle clubhouse to the one occupied by the squad from New York before a July night game against the Mariners in 2012, the organization couldn't have expected to get the production it did.

The trade that sent Ichiro from the struggling home team to the playoff-contending Yankees provided New York with a top-of-the-lineup guy who would close out the season hitting .322.

With 5 home runs and 14 stolen bases supplementing the surprising spike in average, Ichiro provided the Yankees with a scrappy dynamic. The team had been missing this since Brett Gardner's early-season injury sidelined him for most of the year. Granted, most of that robust .322 average came from a 25-for-47 (.532) tear ...

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