The New York Yankees, unhappy with their 2013 lineup decided to revamp the roster quite heavily.
Out with the old, in with the new – the old being Ichiro Suzuki.
Now 40, Ichiro has been regulated to a bench role with the Yankees and while he does figure to see some sporadic playing time as a defensive replacement, his days as a starter for the Yankees are over.
His days as a starter might be over completely as he’s morphed into a relatively average player during the past few seasons, which could lead to the Yankees attempting to trade him as the season progresses.
It was rumored the Bronx Bombers were looking for a team to acquire him this offseason, but nobody wanted to absorb his $6 million dollar salary. Come closer to the July trading deadline, it’s within reason to believe he may be on the move.
There’s “nothing doing” on this front at the moment. It may take into the season, but it’ll be interested to see how well the former superstar adjusts to the fourth outfielder role. Teams aren’t even sure Ichiro’s been made available at this point. But it seems to be a logical possibility.