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Kurt Suzuki | Catcher | #24

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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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Kurt Suzuki hit his 19th homer of the year as the Braves beat the Marlins 8-5 in Sunday's season finale.
It was a two-run shot in the top of the third inning off Marlins starter Jose Urena. Suzuki has enjoyed a career year at age 33 and scored a one-year, $3.5 million contract extension from the Braves late last month. He'll finish with an .887 OPS. Oct 1 - 6:49 PM

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Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the Braves' loss to the Mets on Monday night.

Suzuki is now 4-for-8 since signing a one-year, $3.5 million contract extension with Atlanta on Saturday. The 33-year-old catcher boasts a career-best .875 OPS with 18 home runs in 78 games this season and he batted cleanup for the Braves on Monday.
Sep 25 - 11:00 PM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Braves have agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract extension with Kurt Suzuki.

Mark Bowman of MLB.com had first reported that the two sides were close on an agreement. The 33-year-old backstop has had one of the finest seasons of his career this year, slashing .271/.343/.525 with a career-best 18 homers and 47 RBI in just 287 plate appearances. He had made it clear to the club that he wanted to return in the same capacity and talks had been ongoing for weeks before it got ironed out. Suzuki earned $1.5 million on a one-year pact this season.
Sep 23 - 3:35 PM

Kurt Suzuki homered twice and knocked in three runs in Friday’s win over the Phillies.

Suzuki slugged a two-run homer off Ben Lively in the first inning before taking Yacksel Rios deep for a solo shot in the seventh. One of the biggest surprises at the catcher position, the 33-year-old is now up to 18 homers with an .868 OPS. He’s hit 14 homers since the start of July.
Sep 23 - 12:11 AM

Kurt Suzuki ripped a walk-off single in the ninth inning to give the Braves a 6-5 win over the Marlins on Thursday.

Suzuki, who already had one hit in the game, laced a Brad Ziegler offering just inside the third base bag to bring in Freddie Freeman from second base and send the home crowd home happy. It was a nice moment for the 33-year-old, who is batting .258/.335/.502 in 68 games this year.
Sep 8 - 12:02 AM

Kurt Suzuki went 3-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run and two runs scored in Saturday's loss to the Reds.

Suzuki remains the backup for starter Tyler Flowers, but the 33-year-old now has 13 home runs in 57 games this season. On Saturday, he hit a two-run dong in the seventh inning off Reds reliever Asher Wojciechowski. He's still only playing a couple days a week behind Flowers, but Suzuki is making the most of it, batting .269/.346/.527 in 186 at-bats on the year.
Aug 20 - 12:40 AM

Kurt Suzuki stayed hot Monday, hitting his 12th homer in the loss to the Phillies.

Who would have ever figured the Braves would have two catchers with .850 OPSs two-thirds of the way through the season? Suzuki was at .716 at the close of June, but he's all the way up to .873 after hitting eight homers in 45 at-bats in July. He hadn't even had more than eight homers in a season since 2011. He'll continue to pick up at-bats at Tyler Flowers' expense until he cools off.
Jul 31 - 4:34 PM

Kurt Suzuki blasted his 11th home run of the season as the Braves fell to the Phillies on Friday.

Suzuki belted a solo home run that got the Braves on the board in the seventh inning. He finished the night 2-for-4. Suzuki has done a terrific job for the Braves this season, slashing .268/.347/.530 with 11 long balls and 31 RBI.
Jul 28 - 10:15 PM

Kurt Suzuki posted a pair of home runs with three RBI across four at-bats in Tuesday's 8-3 win in Arizona.

Suzuki has come alive at the plate in the month of July, belting six of his 10 homers. He is hitting a robust .375 (12-for-32) with a double, six homers and 11 RBI across eight July games to raise his average from .230 to .262. Still, he is in a timeshare with Tyler Flowers and that's not expected to change anytime soon.
Jul 26 - 1:47 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Johan Camargo
2Adonis Garcia
3Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
2Matt Adams
3Jace Peterson
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
3Lane Adams
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3R.A. Dickey
4Sean Newcomb
5Lucas Sims
6Max Fried
7Luiz Gohara
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jim Johnson
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Grant Dayton
6Sam Freeman
7Dan Winkler
8Jason Motte
9Matt Wisler
10Josh Ravin
11A.J. Minter
12Jacob Lindgren
13Luke Jackson
14Rex Brothers