• Ichiro decides not to play for Japan in '13 WBC

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Nov 19, 2012
    "I appreciate being asked to play for Japan again at the WBC," Suzuki said. "I appreciate being asked to play for Japan again at the WBC," Suzuki said on Monday in Tokyo, according to the AP report. That's obviously bad news for Japan, but it's also unwelcome for Major League Baseball and the WBC, considering apathy toward the event has apparently spread to one of the countries that really embraced the first two versions. Ichiro Suzuki told Japanese baseball officials on Monday he has decided not to take ...
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Ichiro is a no-go for the World Baseball Classic

      You can now count Ichiro among the big group of Japanese major leaguers who aren't interested in helping defend the country's World Baseball Classic title next spring. The 39-year-old free agent outfielder confirmed on Monday that he won't be playing fo…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Japan's Ichiro, Kuroda will sit out 2013 Classic

      Japan will be forced to go for their third consecutive World Baseball Classic championship without stars Ichiro Suzuki and Hiroki Kuroda, who have decided to skip the tourney next spring.
      Source: MLB.com

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