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Elephant Rumblings: Pinder Ready to Seize Opportunity, Pitch Clock Decision Possible Next Week

MLB: Game Two-Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 2001 - Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, who has won seven batting titles in the Pacific League, is signed by the Seattle Mariners to a $14,088,000, three-year contract.
  • 2012 - The Mariners sign Japanese P Hisashi Iwakuma to a one-year contract as a free agent. Iwakuma had gone through the posting system a year ago, but the 2008 Pacific League MVP failed to agree on a contract with the winning bidders, the Oakland A’s.

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