Ichiro returns to Mariners
Oakland 7, Seattle 3
• Ichiro Suzuki is a Seattle Mariner again.
Oh, by the way, the M's played a Cactus League game on Wednesday night. Seattle starter Marco Gonzales allowed no runs, two hits and two walks in four innings, with one strikeout. Robinson Cano hit a solo home run and was 2 for 3. The Athletics hit three homers.
The 44-year-old Suzuki passed a physical Monday afternoon in Seattle and completed a one-year contract on Wednesday to rejoined his former team. He'll get $750,000 this season, with incentives that could hike that to $2 million (his 2017 earnings with Miami), according to ESPN.com.
Suzuki, considered a future Hall of Famer, has played 17 seasons in the major leagues. He spent 2001 through midseason 2012 with Seattle before being traded to the New York Yankees. He spent the past three seasons with Miami, last year hitting .255 in 215 plate appearances in 136 games as a reserve outfielder.
He has 3,080 career MLB hits and a .312 batting average.
The Mariners have been dealing with assorted outfield injuries, the latest to
Ben Gamel, who is expected to miss four to six weeks with a strained oblique. Ichiro could play some in Gamel's left-field spot, manager Scott Servais says.
Portland 7, PRINCE GEORGE 1
• The Hawks beat the Cougars for the second night in a row.
A 3-0 second period put Portland in front 4-1.
Skyler McKenzie had two goals, Cody Glass had three assists, and Cole Kehler made 12 saves as the Winterhawks held Prince George to 13 shots on goal.
Portland's United Soccer League team will play host to the 2. Bundesliga club FC St. Pauli in an exhibition game at Providence Park on Tuesday, May 22. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.