Ichiro Suzuki is now with the New York Yankees. Yup, the Bronx Bombers strike again and land another sure-shot Hall of Fame player in an attempt to bring another World Series trophy to the pinstriped nation. According to Jack Curry of the Yes Network, the Yankees have acquired Ichiro Suzuki for D.J. Mitchell and Danny Fahrquar, both of whom are right-handed pitching prospects. Mitchell has appeared in four games this year with the “Big League” Yankees, throwing 4.2 innings with a 3.86 ERA. Fahrquar saw brief MLB action last year with the Toronto Blue Jays, throwing only two innings in three games. His ERA was 13.50. Obviously, the Seattle Mariners are building towards the future with the acquisitions of the young pitchers. As for Ichiro Suzuki, the Yankees hope the 38-year old will reach somewhere close to his old form. In 2012, the hitting legend has managed only a .261 batting average. The fact is that Ichiro is one of the best to ever play the game. If he gets his spark back, he’s a game changer, and that’s what the Yankees are banking on. The Yankees will also get cash in the deal.
Here’s the Curry tweet:
The Yankees have acquired Ichiro Suzuki for RHPs DJ Mitchell and Danny Fahrquar, a source said. Yanks also get undisclosed cash in deal.
— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) July 23, 2012