The Seattle Times and other news outlets, citing unamed sources, report that Mariners center fielder Ichiro Suzuki is on the verge of signing a five-year contract renewal worth up to $100 million. In a very brief story filed from San Francisco, where the All-Star Game is to be played tonight, Times baseball writer Larry Stone writes: Ichiro said during Monday's interview session at the All-Star Game in San Francisco that the team's performance this year had changed his thinking about re-upping with the club. In spring training, he appeared to be leaning toward filing for free agency after the season, but now he is set to remain a part of the club's long-term future. A deal could be announced Friday, according to Stone. Update: FoxSports.com seems to have confirmed this report. Update: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, too, "has learned" this.