Mariners legend and future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki will transition to the role of special assistant to the chairman with the ballclub, effective immediately. The Mariners made the announcement Thursday, including the News that this will “preclude him from returning to the active roster in 2018.”
According to Ichiro’s agent, via Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, he is adamant that this is not a retirement, but more of an evolution in his career.
We will have more on this developing story shortly.
Source : CBSsports