Adam Wainwright

Ichiro rejoins Mariners at 44, says Seattle is home team

Now that Ichiro Suzuki is back with the Seattle Mariners, he hopes to stick around a while.

"I think everybody hears that I want to play until I'm 50," he said through a translator. "But I want to make sure everybody understands that I always say at least 50."

The 44-year-old outfielder rejoined his former team Wednesday with a $750,000, one-year contract.

"Even in the offseason when I would go back to Japan, I always came back to Seattle. This was my home ... has always been my home," he said. "Somewhere deep inside, I wanted to return and wear this uniform again."

Suzuki was the AL MVP and Rookie of the Year with...