MIAMI (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins.
The Marlins made the announcement Tuesday night. His deal includes $2.8 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $400,000 apiece for 300 and each additional 50 through 600.
Suzuki signed the deal in his native Japan. A news conference will be held there for him Thursday, with five Marlins executives present, including president David Samson, president of baseball operations Michael Hill and general manager Dan Jennings.
The 41-year-old Suzuki, a 10-time All-Star and 10-time Gold Glove winner, is expected to be the team’s fourth outfielder behind Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna.
D-Backs hire Joe Carter as assistant to GM Stewart
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have hired Joe Carter as special assistant to general manager Dave Stewart.
Carter and Stewart played together for two seasons with Toronto, including the Blue Jays’ 1993 World Series championship team.
Carter’s walk-off three-run home run off Mitch Williams in Game 6 gave the Blue Jays a come-from-behind victory to clinch their second straight world championship.
RHP Casey Janssen, Nationals agree to contract
WASHINGTON (AP) — Free-agent reliever Casey Janssen and the Washington Nationals agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2016, a person familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday.
White Sox agree to $2M deal with Beckham
HICAGO (AP) — The White Sox were looking to add versatility to their lineup, so they decided to bring back infielder Gordon Beckham after trading him last season.
Beckham agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with Chicago, which cleared a roster spot by designating outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment on Wednesday.