Almost six years away, Ichiro Suzuki, 44, returned to the Seattle Mariners to help patch an injury-depleted outfield on the team he played for from 2001-12. The 10-time All-Star can earn an additional $1.25 million in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $200,000 each for 150 and each additional 50 through 350, and $250,000 for 400.

He has a .312 average and 3,080 hits, not including the 1,278 hits he amassed in nine seasons in Japan.

Suzuki appeared in 136 games last year for the Miami Marlins and hit .255 with a .318 on-base percentage.

Suzuki is slated to play left field and will need a few days of workouts and batting practice before he plays in a game, Servais said.

Suzuki had 2,533 hits with the Mariners, including 262 in 2004 when he set the big league season record.

His trade to New York during the 2012 season was a stunning conclusion to his time in Seattle, but gave Suzuki the chance to play in the postseason for the first time since his rookie season.

De Leon injured

The Tampa Bay Rays say right-hander Jose De Leon has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

The 25-year-old De Leon is the second top Rays prospect to incur a major elbow injury this spring training. Right-hander Brent Honeywell, the MVP of last year’s All-Star Futures Game, was hurt pitching batting practice on Feb. 22.

De Leon made his big league debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016 and was 2-0 with a 6.35 ERA in four starts.

Royals sign Nolasco

The Kansas City Royals signed veteran right-hander Ricky Nolasco to a minor league contract on Wednesday with an invitation to spring training.

He will get $1.5 million if he makes the major league roster and could earn another $250,000 in performances bonuses.

He also can opt out of the contract on March 24 if he’s not added to the 25-man big league roster.

Nolasco went 6-15 with a 4.92 ERA in 33 starts last season with the Los Angeles Angels. He has a career record of 114-118 with the Marlins, Angels, Dodgers and Twins in 330 career games, 312 of them starts, over 12 years.

Gregerson sidelined

St. Louis closer Luke Gregerson is expected to be sidelined for at least several days with tightness in his oblique.

Gregerson signed an $11 million, two-year contract. The 33-year-old right-hander has appeared in one exhibition game, striking out two in a hitless inning Saturday.

Gregerson is 35-36 with a 3.02 ERA in nine big league seasons. He saved 31 games for Houston in 2015 and 15 more the following season before Ken Giles took over as closer last year for a team that won its first World Series title.