Ichiro Suzuki has no desire to stop playing baseball as he nears his 44th birthday, saying he wants to return to the Miami Marlins in 2018 — and beyond. How much longer? “At least 50,” Ichiro told reporters through his interpreter on Friday. The Marlins hold a $2 million team option for next season, and they have yet to decide on the backup outfielder’s future with the team. “There’s no reason not to be back,” Ichiro, who turns 44 on Oct. 22, told reporters. “It’s definitely a place I would want to be.” Ichiro, who ranks 22nd on the career hits list with 3,080, has a .259 batting average this season with three home runs and 20 RBIs. He is one hit shy of tying the major league record of 28 pinch-hits in a season, set by the Colorado Rockies’ John Vander Wal in 1995. “You get judged by your numbers and what you’ve left behind when you leave this game,” Ichiro said. “I think everybody in here would want to [break the record], because…

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