The 38-year-old Suzuki -- the Mariners' all-time leader in hits, runs scored, triples and at-bats -- recorded 10 straight seasons in which he amassed at least 200 hits, beginning with his rookie season of 2001.
The streak ended last year when he racked up 184 hits.
This season, the Japanese star has 105 hits over 95 games, giving him 2,533 hits for his career, and is batting .261. He sports a .322 average over his 12-year career, and holds the major league record of 262 hits in 2004.
In exchange for Suzuki, the Yankees gave up minor league pitchers D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar.