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Ichiro Suzuki to serve in Mariners front office for rest of 2018 season

Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is moving into a front-office role with the MLB team.

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In this season, Ichiro Suzuki will no longer play for the Seattle Mariners.

The team announced on Thursday that Ichiro, 44, will serve as the president's special assistant

for the rest of the season. He appeared in 15 games in 2018, collecting nine hits in 44 batters (.205).

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.

The move is retroactive to Monday. Davies is expected to miss just one start.

He. joins Christian Yelich, Lorenzo Cain, Eric Thames and Jimmy

Nelson as Brewers that have already gone to the DL this season.

The. 25-year-old pitcher has a 2-3 record with a 4.24 ERA in 34 innings pitched.

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