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Kurt Suzuki | Catcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/4/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 203
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Kurt Suzuki (knee) is back in the Twins' lineup Friday.
Suzuki had to depart Wednesday's game with a left knee injury following a collision at home plate, but he didn't end up missing any starts. The defensive-minded catcher is hitting just .243/.297/.324 this season. Sep 11 - 4:57 PM

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Kurt Suzuki was diagnosed with a bruised left knee.

The catcher sustained the injury when Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson slid into his leg during a play at the plate. Suzuki is day-to-day.
Sep 9 - 11:51 PM

Kurt Suzuki left Wednesday's game after a collision at home plate.

Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson caught Suzuki as he tried to beat a throw home in the 10th inning, and the catcher hobbled off the field with the trainer following the play. Reporters at the game said the injury didn't look good. The Twins should offer an update on Suzuki's status after the game.
Sep 9 - 11:32 PM

Kurt Suzuki had a go-ahead two-run single in Friday's 4-3 win over the Orioles.

Darren O'Day has been untouchable for most of the year, but the Twins rallied in the top of the eighth inning to pull ahead. Eddie Rosario brought the Twins within a run with a sacrifice fly before Suzuki singled to shallow center field to put them in front. The 31-year-old has been a big disappointment at the plate this season, but he now has three straight multi-hit games and has driven in seven runs over his last five.
Aug 21 - 10:39 PM

Kurt Suzuki went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Indians.

Suzuki unloaded on a Trevor Bauer offering for a two-run homer in the fourth inning. It would make the score 8-3, but the Twins would score just one more run the rest of the way, while the Indians scored another nine. Sometimes, you lose 17-4. Move along, nothing to see here. While he occasionally runs into one, Suzuki has been one of the worst regular hitters in baseball this season, slashing just .229/.285/.309 with four home runs and 33 RBI.
Aug 8 - 11:20 PM

Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a walk-off RBI single in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Mariners.

The Twins faced a 2-1 deficit entering the ninth inning, but rallied with some nice situational hitting and a woeful bullpen performance from the M's. Miguel Sano led off the inning by doubling off Carson Smith, who recorded the next two outs, but also uncorked a wild pitch that allowed pinch-runner Shane Robinson to reach third. Following an intentional walk to Eddie Rosario, Smith delivered yet another wild pitch, which scored Robinson. Rosario would subsequently steal third before Suzuki ended the game with an RBI single. The heroics are fun, but they do little to mask the fact that the veteran catcher is hitting just .234/.290/.305 this season.
Aug 2 - 12:12 AM

Kurt Suzuki went 0-for-4 in the loss to the A's on Saturday, leaving him with a .227/.283/.303 line for the season.

The Twins could live with Suzuki's offense if it came with a quality glove, but he's become one of the league's weaker defensive catchers these last couple of years. Tonight, he couldn't block a ball that led to a key wild pitch for Glen Perkins in a blown save in the bottom of the ninth and he couldn't throw out Billy Burns stealing third ahead of the game-winning hit in the 10th. If there's a contender that should be on the lookout for a starting catcher these next two weeks, it's the Twins.
Jul 19 - 12:16 AM

Kurt Suzuki is not in the Twins starting lineup against the Brewers on Saturday.

Just a day of rest for the veteran backstop. Chris Herrmann will get the start behind the dish for the Twins and bat sixth against Matt Garza and the Brewers.
Jun 27 - 11:29 AM

Kurt Suzuki is not in the Twins starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the Brewers.

Chris Herrmann will take his place behind the plate for the Twins and will bat seventh against opposing right-hander Matt Garza. Suzuki should be back in there for Sunday's series finale.
Jun 6 - 11:20 AM

Kurt Suzuki is not in the Twins' lineup Wednesday.

It's just a day of rest. Chris Herrmann is behind the dish in Suzuki's place.
May 27 - 11:21 AM

Kurt Suzuki is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

He's simply getting some rest. Chris Herrmann is behind the dish Sunday in Suzuki's place.
May 24 - 11:24 AM

Kurt Suzuki is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day of rest. Chris Herrmann is behind the dish Sunday in Suzuki's place.
May 17 - 11:08 AM

Kurt Suzuki went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Friday's win over the Indians.

Two of Suzuki's three hits went for doubles. They were his first two doubles of the season. After a .288/.345/.383 campaign in 2014, the veteran catcher has struggled to keep his average up in his second go-round with the Twins. He came into the game hitting just .213/.286/.299.
May 9 - 12:50 AM

Kurt Suzuki is not in the Twins' lineup Sunday.

It's just a day off. Chris Herrmann is at catcher Sunday in Suzuki's place.
May 3 - 11:11 AM

Kurt Suzuki belted his second home run of the season on Saturday but it wasn't enough for the Twins to overcome the Indians.

Suzuki tagged Indians' starter Danny Salazar for a solo blast in the seventh inning, cutting the deficit to 4-2, but that would be as close as the Twins would get. He finished the day 1-for-3 plus a walk and is now hitting .214/.313/.429 on the season.
Apr 18 - 4:49 PM

Depth Charts

C1Kurt Suzuki
2Chris Herrmann
3Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3Danny Santana
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Byron Buxton
RF1Torii Hunter
2Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
7Tyler Duffey
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Kevin Jepsen
3Blaine Boyer
4Casey Fien
5Brian Duensing
6Neal Cotts
7Kyle Gibson
8Trevor May
9Ryan O'Rourke
10A.J. Achter
11Michael Tonkin
12Logan Darnell
13Ryan Pressly