Ichrio Suzuki is 156 hits shy of 3,000 during his major league career.
Suzuki, 41, would probably need two full seasons to reach that total as he has fallen into the role of a fourth outfielder in recent seasons. A year ago with the Yankees he totaled 102 hits in 359 at-bats for the Yankees.
While Suzuki has received some scant interest on the free agent market, one team that could give him a two year deal to reach the 3,000 hit mark is the Marlins reports MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro.
Vogelsong, Kendrick drawling interest from Rangers and Astros
Ryan Vogelson and Kyle Kendrick appear to be drawling interest from the same batch of teams.
While Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that Vogelsong and Kendrick are both targets of the Astros, Jim Bowden of ESPN listed the Rangers as candidates.
Vogelsong’s rebirth is over after posting a 4.62 ERA over the last two seasons with the Giants. At 37 years of age Vogelsong is merely a end of the rotation innings eater.
Things are not much different for Kendrick who owns a career 4.42 ERA.
The Rangers had previously been connected to free agent James Shields and trade candidate Cole Hamels. This news does not necessarily rule them out on those pitchers as Kendrick and Vogelsong are fall-back options. Other teams could get in the market for both but their eventual signings will be tied more closely to opportunity rather than dollars.