The team announced on Thursday that Ichiro, 44, will serve as the president's special assistant
Mariner general manager Jerry Dipto said in a statement: "Although only 2018 seasons are included
in this agreement, it is our goal that Ichiro is a long-term member of the Seattle organization."
But Ichiro does not call this step retirement.
He said: "When I start using a sugarcane I will know that I am ready to retire," he said (via MLB.com).
Playing professionally in Japan for nine seasons, Ichiro accumulated more than 1,200 hits.
He began his major league career with the Mariners in 2001,
winning the AL Rookie of the Year (AL) and MVP award that season.
Overall., Ichiro has played 18 MLB sessions for Mariners, Yankees,
and Marlin. He has collected 3,089 hits, named after 10 All-Star teams and won 10 Gold Glove Awards.
Ichiro signed a one-year contract to return to Seattle in March.
Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Zach Davies was placed on the 10-day
disabled list with right rotator cuff inflammation, the team announced on Thursday.
He. joins Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain, Eric Thames and Jimmy
The. 25-year-old pitcher has a 2-3 record with a 4.24 ERA in 34 innings pitched.