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Yankees, Ichiro Suzuki come to terms on 2-year deal

Ichiro Suzuki takes batting practice before Game 4

Ichiro Suzuki takes batting practice before Game 4 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. (Oct. 18, 2012) Credit: AP

The Yankees have officially announced that they have re-signed outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a two-year deal, which according to's Jon Heyman is worth $13 million.

The Yankees acquired Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners in July. In his short time in New York he hit .322, a drastic improvement from his .261 in 95 games in Seattle. In 12 seasons in the majors, Suzuki is a .322 hitter.

"The Yankees are the kind of team that I always envisioned being a part of,” Suzuki said in a team 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."

Ichiro has at least 150 hits in each season he's been in the big leagues, with a total of 2,606. Under the current terms of his contract, the 39-year-old would need to average 197 hits per season to reach 3,000 hits in pinstripes.

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