The Marlins have agreed to terms on a contract with Ichiro, as first reported by Craig Mish of Sirius XM. Though contract terms are not yet known, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that it is expected to be for one year in the $2 million range. We reported earlier in the week that the Marlins and Ichiro were progressing on a deal.
Ichiro, 41, will be the Marlins' fourth outfielder behind Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton next season. He also drew interest from the Orioles at some points this offseason, but will intead head to the National League for the first time in his illustrious major-league career.
In 143 games for the Yankees last season, Ichiro hit .284/.324/.340 with one home run and fifteen stolen bases. He is a ten-time All-Star who has posted a career .317/.360/.411 line with 487 steals in fourteen major-league seasons with the Mariners (2001-2012) and Yankees (2012-2014).
Ichiro is 156 hits away for 3,000 in his career, meaning that he is likely to continue playing until he reaches that mark. He has averaged 100 hits over the last four seasons, though his reduced role with a young Miami team may hurt his total for 2015.