FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees and Ichiro Suzuki are putting the finishing touches on a new deal.
Rosenthal and CBS Sports' Jon Heyman are both reporting that Ichiro will be back with the Yankees next season, but the two sides are still talking about the structure of the deal. Heyman hears that it could be a one-year deal, one-year with an option for 2014 or possibly a two-year deal. The 38-year-old outfielder batted .322/.340/.454 with five homers and a .794 OPS in 67 games with Bombers down the stretch and should start at one of the corner outfield spots next season. Ichiro, Brett Gardner and Curtis Granderson are all left-handed, so it's possible Brian Cashman will try to add a right-handed bat in the days ahead.