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July 23, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Ichiro about to be traded to New York Yankees

ADDITIONAL NOTE 5:22 pm: The Mariners just confirmed the trade via a release. News conference at 4 pm PT
About a half hour ago, I received a tip from somebody not employed by the Mariners that Ichiro was about to be traded to the New York Yankees. I am in transit from Florida at the moment so my attempts to confirm this have been limited. But my first flight has since landed and I now see Jack Curry of YES Network reporting that the Mariners will receive pitchers DJ Mitchell and Danny Fahrquar in return.
Since then, another source has confirmed to me that it “looks like it’s going to happen” today.
So, this is indeed big news.


The Yankees are looking for a new left fielder after news this week that Brett Gardner had been lost for the season due to injury.
What remains to be seen is how much of Ichiro’s salary is picked up. He’s owed just over $6 million.

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