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Kurt Suzuki | Catcher | #24

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/4/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal State Fullerton
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (0) / OAK
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Braves activated C Kurt Suzuki from the bereavement list.
Suzuki was away from the team over the weekend in order to attend his grandfather's funeral. Now that he's back, Anthony Recker will return to the minors. Jul 24 - 3:45 PM

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Braves placed C Kurt Suzuki on the bereavement list.

Suzuki will be away for the weekend in order to attend his grandfather's funeral. Anthony Recker has replaced him on the roster.
Jul 21 - 9:08 AM

Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Dodgers.

Suzuki cranked a two-run homer off Brandon McCarthy in the fourth inning, his eighth long ball of the season. That matches his total from the 2016 season. The veteran backstop has not hit double-digit home runs since he socked 14 back in 2011, when he was with the A's.
Jul 21 - 1:23 AM

Kurt Suzuki belted two solo home runs across five at-bats in Sunday's series finale at Oakland.

The veteran backstop's second smash was a game-winning shot in the 12th inning off of John Axford to propel the Braves to a road win. Suzuki spend the first five full seasons of his career in Oakland, and parts of the 2012 and 2013 season as well. He is slashing .237/.338/.432 in a reserve role behind Tyler Flowers in Atlanta.
Jul 2 - 10:52 PM

Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Wednesday's win over the Nationals.

Suzuki connected for a two-run shot off a woefully ineffective Tanner Roark in the third inning. The light-hitting backstop will occasionally run into one -- Wednesday's homer was his fourth of the season -- but he has not hit double-digit dingers in a season since 2011.
Jun 14 - 8:15 PM

Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and a walk in Friday’s 7-4 victory over the Nationals.

The game was tied 4-4 going into the bottom of the eighth before Nick Markakis singled off Enny Romero to put the Braves in front. Suzuki, who had an RBI double back in the fifth inning, then connected for a two-run homer off Romero to provide closer Jim Johnson with some extra breathing room. With Tyler Flowers and Suzuki, the Braves continue to get excellent production from the catcher position. Suzuki has homered in back-to-back games and owns an .845 OPS on the year.
May 20 - 12:27 AM

Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-3 and drilled a three-run homer in an 8-4 win over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

He put a ribbon on a six-run first inning by lifting a Joe Biagini offering over the wall with two runners aboard. He doubled and scored in the sixth. He also drew a walk in the ballgame. The veteran backstop is batting .231 with two homers and 11 RBI while serving as Tyler Flowers' backup behind the plate in Atlanta.
May 17 - 11:50 PM

Kurt Suzuki had a three-run homer and two walks Thursday to lead the Braves to a 7-5 win over the Mets.

Suzuki outproduced Tyler Flowers this spring, but it'd been a far different story in the regular season, with Flowers sporting an .839 OPS to date and Suzuki entering this one with a .160/.303/.160 line in 25 at-bats. Today was much better, but he's still going to play behind Flowers for the most part.
Apr 27 - 4:33 PM

Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a loss to the Nationals on Thursday.

Suzuki's sacrifice fly RBI in the fourth inning gave the Braves a short-lived lead, and he also added a pair of singles in the contest. It was the first multi-hit game of the year for the backstop, whose offense has struggled in his first year with his new team. Through Thursday, Suzuki is batting .174/.300/.174 and has zero fantasy value.
Apr 20 - 11:11 PM

Kurt Suzuki has started three of the last four games at catcher for the Braves.

Tyler Flowers seemed to be in line to serve as the clear No. 1 catcher in Atlanta after a fine 2016 campaign that saw him put up a .270/.357/.420 batting line. However, it clearly hasn't happened and manager Brian Snitker said he plans to split the catching duties. "They are going to do a two-man job here," Snitker said. "There is plenty (of work) for both of those guys right now. Neither of them guys are 23 years old. They are guys who have been around for a while. I think we will get some good production by keeping them both fresh."
Apr 9 - 8:48 AM

Kurt Suzuki doubled three times in three at-bats Sunday in the Braves' 10-2 rout of the Yankees.

He's now 6-for-16 this spring. Suzuki settled for $1.5 million in January after entering free agency thinking he'd be in some demand as a starting catcher. He could make inroads in Atlanta, cutting into Tyler Flowers' playing time, but Flowers is the superior player, one with a particularly big advantage when it comes to framing.
Mar 12 - 4:42 PM

Braves signed C Kurt Suzuki to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

The deal was reported last week and is now official after Suzuki passed a physical. He can earn an additional $2.5 million in incentives. The veteran backstop will share the catching duties in Atlanta with Tyler Flowers. Suzuki batted .258/.301/.403 with eight homers and 49 RBI for the Twins in 2016.
Jan 30 - 4:57 PM

Adding details to an earlier report, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Braves' agreement with Kurt Suzuki will be for one year and $1.5 million.

The deal also includes a potential $2.5 million in incentives. Suzuki is expected to serve in a platoon with Tyler Flowers behind the plate. The Braves now appear to be set behind the plate, which takes away one of the few potential landing spots that were remaining for Matt Wieters.
Jan 21 - 11:44 AM

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports that the Braves have agreed to a contract with free agent catcher Kurt Suzuki.

Financial terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. The Braves have been on the hunt for an upgrade behind the plate, and the 33-year-old backstop will be a nice complement to incumbent Tyler Flowers. Suzuki hit .258/.301/.403 with eight homers and 49 RBI for the Twins in 2016.
Jan 21 - 11:19 AM

Kurt Suzuki returned to the Twins lineup on Friday, going 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in a losing effort against the Mets.

The veteran backstop required five stitches to close a laceration on his chin on Wednesday. He's now hitting .268/.310/.419 with eight homers and 49 RBI in 332 at-bats on the season.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 08:58:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Sean Rodriguez
3Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Johan Camargo
3B1Freddie Freeman
2Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3R.A. Dickey
4Sean Newcomb
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Rex Brothers
6Daniel Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Akeel Morris
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Luke Jackson
13Matt Wisler