The Yankees will send right-handers DJ Mitchell and Danny Farquhar to Seattle in exchange for Suzuki, the Japanese superstar with 2,533 career Major League hits in 12 seasons with the Mariners. The deal also includes cash considerations.
The Yankees and Mariners will play Monday night at 10:10 p.m. ET at Safeco Field, so Suzuki will simply walk over to the other side of the ballpark and line up against the only American club for which he's ever played.
New York has been in need of outfield depth without injured left fielder Brett Gardner, who will undergo arthroscopic elbow surgery. The Yankees have primarily used veterans Raul Ibanez and Andruw Jones in left field this season.
Mitchell, 25, has spent most of the season with Triple-A Scranton. He is 6-4 with a 5.04 ERA in 15 games this season at Triple-A. He also made four appearances in the Majors this season, posting a 3.86 ERA.
Farquhar is also 25 years old. He has spent the 2012 season in the Minor League systems of three clubs, the Blue Jays, A's and Yankees. He has combined to go 2-3, with a 3.33 ERA and five saves in 32 games.
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