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Ichiro Suzuki still hasn’t officially re-signed with Yankees

Dec 19, 2012, 1:26 PM EDT


Nearly a month ago Ichiro Suzuki and the Yankees were said to be close to a new contract and five days ago the deal was reportedly completed at $12 million for two years, yet he remains unsigned.

Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York spoke to a source who says the two sides are “almost there” but there’s “some language being worked out” before it can become official.

Suzuki hasn’t taken a physical exam yet, which will be needed before anything can be announced.

It’ll get done, but it might get done six weeks after it was supposedly “done.”

  1. stex52 - Dec 19, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    By “some language” I guess they mean Japanese. Get a translator. I thought he wanted to play there.

    • kevinbnyc - Dec 19, 2012 at 1:57 PM

      I bet it has something to do with the Yankees claiming the right to sell any pictures Ichiro takes to advertising partners.

  2. historiophiliac - Dec 19, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    lame joke about time difference…

  3. Francisco (FC) - Dec 19, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Every time they use that picture I imagine the caption as something like: “Oh noes! I haven’t signed yet!”

    • historiophiliac - Dec 19, 2012 at 3:28 PM

      I think it’s awkwardness just being in a Yankee uniform.

    • yahmule - Dec 19, 2012 at 8:18 PM

      He’s doing an impression of what he looked like being born.

  4. deathmonkey41 - Dec 19, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    He’s apparently a big Home Alone fan- maybe he’s asking the Yankees to throw in season tickets for Macaulay Culkin.

  5. deadrabbit79 - Dec 19, 2012 at 6:48 PM

    Its official now

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