TORONTO - For the first time since 2008, Ichiro Suzuki, predominantly a rightfielder in his career, played centerfield. He started there Friday for Curtis Granderson, who was given the day off.
“It all depends on what the team needs,” Ichiro said before smiling. “If they said, ‘Will you play catcher?’ I’d have to say no.”
...Alex Rodriguez (left metacarpal fracture) continues to progress in his rehab, taking 25 to 30 swings during a tee-and-toss session Friday .