The Stew’s Trade Deadline Digest recaps the day in news and rumors as MLB gets closer to the non-waiver trade deadline on Aug. 1. If you missed any of Thursday’s action, we’re here to help you catch up with all the important links and tidbits. POTENTIAL
After a pinch-hit double Thursday night, Ichiro Suzuki sits at 2,998 MLB hits. With 3,000 in sight — he’ll be the 30th player to join the prestigious club — ESPN’s Marly Rivera published an exclusive interview with Ichiro that touches on a number of topics ranging from retirement (he says he wants to play until he’s 50) to the attention that comes with his 3,000-hit pursuit (he says outsiders care more than he does). The most interesting point, though, is when Rivera asks Ichiro about Pete Rose and Ichiro connects with a sneaky-good jab.