Ichiro Suzuki and Martin Prado will be back with the Marlins in 2017.
Miami announced Wednesday it exercised Ichiro’s club option and signed Prado to a three-year extension.
Suzuki, 42, had another solid season with the Marlins and reached the 3,000 hit mark. Over 143 games this season, he batted .291/.354/.376 with one home run and 22 RBIs. While Suzuki primarily served as a pinch hitter, he also had success as a starter when Giancarlo Stanton was sidelined early in the season.
Suzuki’s option is worth $2 million.
Prado similarly had a productive year, and the Marlins seem to like not only his production, but also his veteran presence in the clubhouse. Over 153 games this season, Prado posted a .305/.359/.417 batting line with eight home runs and 75 RBIs.
The Marlins don’t have much third base depth, which likely contributed to their decision to sign Prado to a lengthy deal.