Owww: Ichiro Has Bleeding Ulcer
He may be one of the more lighthearted quotes in professional baseball, but Seattle outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has some serious stomach issues. According to the ASSOCIATED PRESS, Ichiro will start the season on the 15-day disabled list with a bleeding ulcer, a condition which apparently is no longer bleeding but is still serious enough that the team feels he needs complete rest in order to recover.
There's no early word on what role the recent World Baseball Classic may have played in the condition, but Suzuki put himself under plenty of stress at the event. The outfielder -- who starred for Japan during the country's title run in the inaugural WBC -- was only breaking the Mendoza line (.200) by some 20 points early in the tournament but eventually rallied to bat .273, and knock in the Classic-winning RBI in the process. With his struggles came plenty of stress about failed expectations and, doubtlessly, renewed questions about the enormous contract extension he signed with Seattle last season.
Because the move was made retroactive to March 31, Suzuki can return April 15, which means he could miss as little as a week of action in the first stint on the disabled list in his American career.
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