Ichiro Suzuki - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Ichiro Suzuki LEADING OFF: Keuchel in ace form, M's give Ichiro bobblehead A look at what's happening all around the majors today: BIG D IS BACK After struggling to defend his 2015 AL Cy Young Award last season, Dallas Keuchel is back in ace form for Houston. Keuchel (2-0, 0.86 ERA) has allowed just eight hits in 21 innings this season heading into a start against the Angels. The left-hande... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:26:00 GMT 2017-04-19T06:26:00Z Suzuki returns to Seattle as member of 3,000-hit club SEATTLE (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki received a rousing ovation Monday for his first at-bat in Safeco Field as a member of the 3,000-hit club. The Japanese star spent his first 11 1/2 American seasons with Seattle, getting 2,533 hits before heading to the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins. He batted ninth for Miami on Monday in his first appea... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:22:00 GMT 2017-04-18T06:22:00Z LEADING OFF: Morning start at Fenway, Ichiro back in Seattle A look at what's happening all around the majors today: SET THAT ALARM The annual Patriots Day' game at Fenway Park is always the earliest start in the majors — 11:05 a.m. on the day of the Boston Marathon. Knuckleballer Steven Wright pitches for the Red Sox against Tampa Bay lefty Blake Snell. WE... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:30:00 GMT 2017-04-17T06:30:00Z Red Sox, Nats tour Naval Academy before final spring game The Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals took a memorable tour of the U.S. Naval Academy before engaging in one last inconsequential baseball game prior to opening day. Playing within the guarded walls of the academy on Navy's home diamond, the Nationals and Boston played to a 4-4 tie Saturday in a tiny stadium jammed with 1,030 fans — most of them Midshipmen in uniform. ... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 23:29:00 GMT 2017-04-01T23:29:00Z Mets' Matz has tender elbow, status for opening day in doubt New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz has been scratched from his next start because of tenderness in his left elbow, putting his status for opening day in doubt. Matz had been scheduled to throw Monday in a minor league game. "There's a little irritation, and he's got to work that out," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday. "We ... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:31:00 GMT 2017-03-27T00:31:00Z Royal Returns: KC's Duffy, Perez back in Cactus League Danny Duffy stepped off the big stage and back into spring training. Following a stint with Team USA at the World Baseball Classic, Duffy allowed three runs over six innings for the Kansas City Royals in a 4-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners. It was Duffy's first start with the Royals since March 5 because of the international tournament. ... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:05:00 GMT 2017-03-25T03:05:00Z AP source: Ziegler gets $16 million, 2-year deal with Miami MIAMI (AP) — The perennially thrifty Miami Marlins have become big spenders in the late innings. Two people familiar with the deal said right-hander Brad Ziegler agreed Friday to a $16 million, two-year contract with the Marlins, who added their second former Red Sox reliever in as many days. The people confirmed the deal to The Associa... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 03:02:00 GMT 2016-12-17T03:02:00Z Tazawa finalizes $12 million, 2-year contract with Marlins MIAMI (AP) — Before signing reliever Junichi Tazawa, the Miami Marlins consulted with an expert on Japanese pitching: Ichiro Suzuki. Tazawa finalized his $12 million, two-year contract with the Marlins on Friday after passing a physical. The deal came with an endorsement from Suzuki, the Marlins' outfielder and 3,000-hit club member. Wh... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 00:54:00 GMT 2016-12-17T00:54:00Z