MLB rumors: San Francisco Giants possible destination for Ichiro Suzuki

Sep 20, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki (31) hits a single against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

After signing both Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury this offseason, the New York Yankees need to reduce the logjam in the outfield.

Their most promising trade chip is Brett Gardner, but the Bronx Bombers don’t seem interested in moving him just yet, which has lead to speculation the Yankees will move Ichiro Suzuki – assuming there are any takers.

There aren’t a lot of teams in need of an aging outfielder with declining skills, but few teams have a bigger hole in left field than the San Francisco Giants who remain a possible destination for the ever-popular Suzuki:

Ichiro, who can still play defense but can’t hit at the level he used to, could be a functional player for someone. The San Francisco Giants always remain a possibility.

Ichiro will be entering the final year of his contract, in which he’s scheduled to make $6.5 million dollars. It’s unlikely the Giants would be willing to pick up his entire contract – especially if they send any prospect to New York in such a trade, so it’s likely the Yankees would need to pick up a portion of his deal.

Topics: Ichiro Suzuki, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants

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