Kurt Suzuki

#8 C / Minnesota Twins / EXP: 9YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 203 lb Age: 32 College: Cal State-Fullerton Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Twins' Kurt Suzuki: Has competition for starting job

      Suzuki will likely find himself in a spring training battle for the starting catcher job now that the Twins have acquired John Ryan Murphy from the Yankees in exchange for Aaron Hicks. As the incumbent Suzuki may be perceived to have a bit of an advantage, but Murphy had the edge in batting average, OBP, slugging percentage, wOBA, and wRC+ last season, so as long as the Twins view the defense as comparable, Suzuki could see a noticeable dip in playing time.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki gets a night off Monday vs. Indians

      Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki is not in the lineup Monday against the Indians, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Suzuki had started each of the previous seven games, so he'll get a day off Monday. Chris Herrmann will fill in behind the plate and bat eighth in his absence.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Twins C Kurt Suzuki out of lineup for Game 2 of doubleheader

      Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader with the Angels, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. This comes as no surprise as Suzuki caught Game 1, going 1-for-4 with an RBI in the Twins' 4-3 loss. Chris Herrmann will catch for Mike Pelfrey in the nightcap.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Twins C Kurt Suzuki suffers knee injury Wednesday

      Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki had to leave Wednesday's game after sustaining a left knee injury, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Suzuki suffered a knee bruise and is considered day to day. He was 2 for 4 with a solo home run before exiting.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Eric Fryer replaces Kurt Suzuki at Twins catcher

      Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki isn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's game. Suzuki has started 68 games behind the plate this season and six of the last seven. Eric Fryer gets his second start of the season in Suzuki's place.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Twins C Kurt Suzuki records three-hit night in win on Tuesday

      Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki went 3 for 4 with a run scored in Tuesday's 8-3 win over the Orioles. The three-hit night gives Suzuki a .216 batting average over his last 16 at-bats, as he has been unable to sustain any offensive consistency this season.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Twins C Chris Herrmann subs in for Suzuki Saturday

      The Twins' Chris Herrmann replaced Kurt Suzuki at the catcher spot for Saturday's game against the Royals. Suzuki had started five of the previous six games. Herrmann will hit out of the eighth spot in the lineup.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Kurt Suzuki drives in two runs for Twins

      Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki went 2 for 4, snapping a 13 at bat hitless streak spanning four games. Suzuki drove in two runs, giving him 23 on the year.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Twins C Kurt Suzuki gets the start on Tuesday vs. Reds

      Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Reds. Suzuki sat out Monday's game after taking a warm-up pitch to the throat, according to the Star-Tribune. But he is able to give it a go on Tuesday, though he'll likely be back out of the lineup for Wednesday's matinee. Suzuki has struggled to the tune of a .143 batting average (3 for 21) over his last six games.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Chris Herrmann gives Kurt Suzuki a day off for Twins

      Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki is not in the Twins' lineup for Saturday's game at Milwaukee. Suzuki has started the last four games and seven of the last eight. He's replaced by Chris Herrmann, who gets his 17th start at catcher this season.

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