Ichiro Suzuki OK After Car Accident in Florida; Yankee Outfielder Expected to Play Tomorrow

Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki's SUV was totaled during a car accident in Tampa, Fla. as he was heading home from training on Saturday.

According to Fox Sports, the driver of the other vehicle was cited and New York Manager Joe Girardi expects Suzuki to play against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Luckily, no one was injured.

Suzuki, 39, told the Wall Street Journal that the car that hit him was turning left and he tried to slam his brakes. "I'm very thankful that everybody was OK," Suzuki told the Wall Street Journal. "I feel grateful that there were no big injuries."

Ichiro Suzuki, who is Japanese, played for the Seattle Mariners for 12 seasons since 2001. He asked for a midseason trade to the New York Yankees in 2012 where he signed a $13 million contract in December, according to CBS New York. While playing for the Yankees, his batting average went up to .322 from an average of .261 with the Mariners. Suzuki played with the Yankees when they lost to the Detroit Tigers in the first round of the 2012 American League Championship Series.

This is Suzuki's first year training in Florida after his 12 years of training in Arizona.

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