Yanks, Ichiro Suzuki agree on 2-year deal

Dec. 19, 2012 at 7:21 PM

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Ten-time all-star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has agreed to a two-year contract with the New York Yankees, the team announced Wednesday.

Terms of the deal weren't revealed, but various reports pegged it at $13 million.

Suzuki, who has 2,606 career hits and lifetime .322 batting average over 12 major-league seasons, came to Yankees from the Seattle Mariners in a July 23 trade.

He compiled a .322 average with five homers and 27 RBI in 67 games for New York.

For the entire 2012 season, Suzuki posted a .283 mark with 28 doubles, six triples, nine home runs, 55 RBI and 29 stolen bases over 162 contests.

"The Yankees are the kind of team that I always envisioned being a part of," the Japanese star said. "Everyone in the world of competition has a strong desire to win, but the Yankees also have an atmosphere where losing is not an option."

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