Ichiro Suzuki hopes for return to Marlins in 2016

Monday October 5th, 2015

Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki told reporters that he hopes to return to the team next season after his one-year, $2 million contract expires at the end of the year.

Suzuki is set to turn 42 next month. He finished the 2015 season with 2,935 career hits in the majors. His 91 hit total and .229 batting average for 2015 were the lowest of his career.

In an interview with ESPN, Suzuki did not expect to retire from professional baseball any time soon.

“Retirement from baseball is something I haven't even thought about,” Suzuki said. “Not just a few. Many. For me, I feel there’s no reason for me to retire right now.”

Suzuki also holds a 9.00 ERA in one inning pitched.

Video: Ichiro Suzuki pitches eighth inning for Miami Marlins

- Christopher Chavez

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.