Report: Ichiro close to 2-year deal with Yanks"Ichiro really enjoyed playing in New York last year," the source said. His performance jumped with the move to New York: Ichiro batted .322 with five homers, 27 RBIs and 14 stolen bases in 67 games for the Yanks, providing a late-season spark to help the club win the American League East title. Ichiro Suzuki apparently enjoyed playing for the New York Yankees so much in 2012 that he is about to forfeit approximately $2 million to play for them for the next two seasons. New York also planned to finalize a one-year, $12 million contract on Friday with Kevin Youkilis, who is expected to start at third base during the first half of the season while Alex Rodriguez recovers from hip surgery scheduled for next month. All rights reserved.
Ichiro, Yanks finalizing two-year dealIchiro Suzuki and the Yankees are continuing to finalize the terms of a new contract that will keep the 39-year-old veteran in pinstripes next season.Source: MLB.com
• With Kevin Youkilis agreeing to join Yankees and Ichiro Suzuki expected to follow suit, the Bombers get older but maybe not bett