Hargrove says Ichiro's contract won't be distraction
PEORIA, Ariz. -- One day after Ichiro Suzuki put the Seattle Mariners on notice that he is intrigued with entering free agency after this season, manager Mike Hargrove said the issue will not distract his team.
Unless his franchise player allows it to, that is.
"It depends on how much of a distraction he lets it be,"
Hargrove said Wednesday morning, after Suzuki acknowledged that
he is looking at possibilities beyond his $44 million, four-year
contract ending this ...
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