(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees re-signed ten-time All-Star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a two-year contract on Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Bronx Bombers acquired Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners in late July, for right-handed pitchers D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar.
“The Yankees are the kind of team that I always envisioned being a part of,” Suzuki said in a statement. “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. These two observations may sound similar, but I believe it is a rarity to find both coexisting in the same organization.”
In 67 games with the Yankees, Suzuki batted .322 with five home runs and 27 RBI.
Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio
Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com
Seth Fiegerman, CNN