Orioles Rumors: Baltimore to target free agent OF Ichiro Suzuki?

The Baltimore Orioles are still in need of an outfielder, and per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, they are considering free agent Ichiro Suzuki for the job.

As Heyman points out, "Ichiro, who is hoping to play to reach the coveted 3,000 hits in Major League Baseball, is 156 hits short and looking for a job, and the Orioles seek another outfielder."

Suzuki, 41, would help fill a hole in the lineup left by the departing Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis. If the Orioles decide not to tab Ichiro for the role, they are also considering free agents Nori Aoki and Colby Rasmus, along with giving in-house option Delmon Young a shot.

Ichiro was reported to have drawn quite a bit of interest at the MLB winter meetings, but Baltimore is the first team to be publicly connected to him. He hit .284 last year for the New York Yankees.

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