MIAMI -- Ichiro Suzuki's pursuit of a championship and personal milestones will continue in Miami.
The Marlins on Tuesday night announced the signing of the 41-year-old free agent outfielder to a one-year contract. Ichiro, who will wear No. 51, becomes the first Japanese-born player in franchise history. He will be introduced as a Marlin at a news conference scheduled for 10 p.m. ET Wednesday in Tokyo. Club president David Samson, president of baseball operations Michael Hill and general manager Dan Jennings will be on hand.