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Mariners mull moving down Ichiro

Updated: January 27, 2012, 12:50 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Ichiro Suzuki might begin his final guaranteed season with the Seattle Mariners somewhere other than the leadoff spot that he's locked down for the past decade.

Seattle manager Eric Wedge said Thursday during the Mariners' pre-spring training luncheon that he's leaning toward moving Suzuki out of the leadoff spot as a way to try to bolster the Mariners' anemic offense.

Wedge doesn't believe that's a slight on Suzuki's ability to continue being a leadoff hitter, even ...

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