Sources informed MLB.com of Suzuki's plans following the game at the Tokyo Dome. The 45 year old outfielder went 0-for-1 with a walk in the Mariners' 9-7 win against the Athletics Wednesday in Tokyo. He was 0-for-4 with a strikeout through eight innings in Thursday's finale.
Suzuki owns a career .311 batting average, eclipsing the .300 mark in each of his first 10 seasons. He led baseball wtih 242 hits and 56 stolen bases while hitting an American League-best .350 in his first season in 2001. He won MVP and Rookie of the Year for his efforts that season.
He hit a career-best .372 in 2004. The 10-time All-Star also won 10 Gold Glove awards, three Silver Slugger awards and was an All-Star Game MVP. Suzuki had two hits in 28 plate appearances during Mariners spring training. He made more than $167 million during his 19-year tenure with the Mariners, New York Yankees and Miami Marlins.
Suzuki retires with 3,089 hits, the 23rd most in baseball history. He ranks sixth all-time with 2,514 singles.