Ichiro Suzuki and the New York Yankees are closing in on a contract that would guarantee the outfielder between $12 million and $13 million.
Alex Rodriguez's absence shouldn't be a major blow for the Yankees to bear.
Before completing a trade to acquire the Japanese star, the Yankees spelled out a list of conditions to Ichiro Suzuki.
The Yankees gambled on Ichiro Suzuki. But he could offer a huge payoff.