One word that was not utilized to depict the unique move of Ichiro Suzuki to the front office of Seattle Mariners was retirement. Through Seattle Times, Ichiro said, “When I begin making use of a cane that is an instance that I suppose I should retire.”
The potential Hall of Famer from Japan, Ichiro, will not be playing for the residual 2018, was titled the future subordinate to the chairman of the organization—basically a player–coach function that Scott Servais, the manager, stated would modify over time.
The 44-year-old Ichiro still intends to be in uniform in spring of 2019 for the Mariners expecting to make the club, mentioning, “It is tough for me to envisage not playing.” He will still undergo pre-game preparations & workouts and participate in batting practice, though.”
He continued, “The last 2 Months have been the happiest I have been. I recognized at a point that day would arrive when I would have to leave. However, the Mariners have provided me this chance to remain. Evidently, with my colleagues and how much they are important to me and how great they have been and how much I wish to assist is the motivation I sought to remain and assist in any means I can.”
“All through the game, I will be executing the similar measures I’ve been executing for all this time. Nothing will be changing for me that I performed as a player. However, I can’t state surely that maybe I will not put on glasses & a beard and be like Bobby Valentine.”
Seattle officially issued Suzuki to make a spot on the 25-man and 40-man rosters. Erik Goeddel, the right-handed pitcher, has been added by the Mariners from Triple-A Tacoma to the 25-man roster.
On the other hand, Blake Townsend of Traralgon has become the foremost Gippsland youngster in history to ink a Major League Baseball agreement.