Jennings praised Ichiro, calling him the "most prepared" player he has been around. He also said that Ichiro has been a mentor to younger Marlins players.
The 41-year-old Ichiro latched on with the Marlins this offseason on a one-year, $2 million contract to be their fourth outfielder. Due to an injury to Christian Yelich earlier this season, Ichiro found himself some playing time, making 21 starts in left field.
Offensively, Ichiro by no means is what he used to be, but he still is a serviceable outfielder, hitting .289/.342/.338/.680 (90 OPS+) over 155 plate appearances, hitting one homer and driving in 11 runs.
Ichiro currently stands at 2,885 hits and definitely wants to continue to play in order to get to 3,000.