Ichiro Suzuki, missing his third consecutive game, is seeing a doctor this afternoon to determine whether his symptoms – he's been light-headed and without energy – are more serious than general weariness.
The team expects Ichiro to accompany it to Las Vegas on Friday, and to Minnesota for opening day on Monday.
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Ichiro played for Team Japan during the World Baseball Classic, then appeared in four spring games with Seattle. The Mariners suspect the intense pressure Ichiro felt during the WBC – he is the face of Japanese baseball – wore him down.
But they'd also hoped a few off days would reinvigorate their right-fielder.
According to manager Don Wakamatsu, Ichiro reported still feeling weary today, so the team scheduled a doctors visit.
We'll know more later today