M's to be paying Ichiro until at least 2032
NEW YORK -- The Seattle Mariners will be paying Ichiro Suzuki for at least a quarter century.
The All-Star outfielder's new contract extension calls for the team to defer $25 million of the $90 million he is owed, money that the team will not have to fully pay until at least 2032.
Suzuki, MVP of last week's All-Star Game, gets a $5 million signing bonus and annual salaries of $17 million from 2008-12 under the terms of last Friday's deal.
Seattle will ...
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