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Team W-L L10 STRK
60-48 9-1 W7
58-50 4-6 L2
44-64 4-6 W1
44-64 6-4 L1
44-65 4-6 L1

2022 Batting

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Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
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OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .245 8 32 .728 6

Top Seiya Suzuki News

  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Day off Friday

    Suzuki isn't starting Friday against the Marlins.

    Suzuki is getting a breather after he hit just .107 with a double, two RBI, a run and a stolen base over the last seven games. Nelson Velazquez will take his place in right field and bat fifth.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Reaches base five times

    Suzuki went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer, two runs scored and a walk in Friday's 15-2 win over the Phillies.

    Suzuki already had a solid day before he added a two-run shot in the ninth inning of Friday's blowout victory. In 14 games since returning from the injured list, the 27-year-old is slashing .400/.444/.600 with seven RBI and four extra-base hits. Suzuki is up to seven home runs with five steals, 25 runs scored and an .845 OPS through 217 plate appearances this season.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Records three hits, steal in loss

    Suzuki went 3-for-5 with a stolen base in a 4-3 extra-inning loss to the Mets in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

    Suzuki also went 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in the matinee. The 27-year-old outfielder has stolen two bases in his last five games, giving him five in seven attempts this season. He's batting .357 (15-for-42) in 12 contests since returning from a sprained left index finger. He's posted a .271/.353/.453 slash line with six home runs, 26 RBI and 23 runs scored in 207 plate appearances overall as the Cubs' primary right fielder.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Keeps producing Saturday

    Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Since returning from the injured list July 4, Suzuki has been locked in, slashing .333/.364/.667 across six games. The rookie showed a lot of promise early in the season before cooling down a bit, so perhaps he's getting back into a groove. Suzuki has the talent to make a fantasy impact down the stretch, and the Cubs will certainly give him plenty of playing time as long as he stays healthy.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Gets rest day

    Suzuki is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

    Suzuki looks to be receiving some maintenance for the series finale after he drew starts in the outfield each of the past three days. Nelson Velazquez will check into right field in place of Suzuki, who is hitting .333 with two home runs and a double in five starts since coming off the injured list July 4.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Resting Wednesday

    Suzuki is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's contest with the Brewers.

    Suzuki will get a breather after he went 4-for-9 with two homers and four RBI in his first two games after being activated from the 10-day injured list Monday. Nelson Velazquez will take over in right field and bat fifth against Milwaukee.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Goes deep again Tuesday

    Suzuki went 2-for-5 with a home run and three total RBI in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

    A day after hitting an inside-the-park home run, Suzuki had a more conventional long ball Tuesday, taking Milwaukee starter Jason Alexander deep in the fifth inning with a runner on. The outfielder now has six home runs this season and is starting to look locked in like he did in the first few weeks of his rookie campaign. The talent is there for a big second half from Suzuki.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Records inside-the-park homer

    Suzuki (finger) went 2-for-4 with an inside-the-park home run in Monday's extra-inning loss to the Brewers.

    Suzuki provided a dramatic moment in the top of the ninth inning, hitting a ball that ricocheted off the outfield wall and rolled away from the center fielder, which allowed him to come all the way around and score. Suzuki's fifth homer of the season gave the Cubs a 2-1 lead, but the Brewers rallied for a 5-2 win in 10 innings. This was Suzuki's first game since May 26 due to a sprained left index finer. The 27-year-old from Japan looks ready to roll moving forward, and he should resume an everyday role for the Cubs.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Activated from injured list

    Suzuki (finger) was activated from the injured list Monday, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports.

    Suzuki hoped to return to action Monday, and he will indeed do just that. It's not yet clear what role he will fill in Monday's game against the Brewers, but he figures to occupy a prominent spot in the Cubs' batting order moving forward.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Targeting Monday return

    Suzuki (finger) hopes to return from the 10-day injured list Monday against the Brewers, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Suzuki began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Iowa on Thursday and has gone 3-for-6 with a homer, a double, two runs and two RBI in the minors. He'll reclaim his spot as the primary right fielder once he's ultimately activated. Prior to his absence, the 27-year-old slashed .245/.344/.432 with four homers, 21 RBI, 20 runs and three stolen bases.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Rehab assignment begins Thursday

    Suzuki (finger) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Tim Stebbins of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Suzuki is working out with the Cubs in Chicago on Wednesday but should be in the lineup for the Triple-A club a day later. He's been out for over a month, so he'll likely require several rehab games before he's reinstated from the injured list.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Nearing rehab assignment

    Suzuki (finger) is getting close to a rehab assignment, Mike McGraw of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

    He took live batting practice Tuesday and has been doing so for a few days. Suzuki has been dealing with a sprained left index finger for about a month. It sounds like a return in early July is in play.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Slated for live BP

    Suzuki (finger) will take part in live batting practice in Arizona on Saturday, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Suzuki reported to the Cubs' spring training complex in Arizona on Monday and recently resumed hitting in the batting cage. He'll now progress to face live pitching, which could be one of the final steps in his recovery process prior to returning to game action. The 27-year-old has been on the injured list since May 30, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him require a rehab assignment prior to rejoining the Cubs.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Hitting again

    Suzuki (finger) has resumed hitting in the batting cage since reporting to the Cubs' spring training complex in Arizona for his rehab program, Maddie Lee of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Suzuki is expected to gradually build up his hitting progression in Arizona, with the rookie ultimately needing to face live pitching in batting practice or simulated games before he's cleared for game action. The Cubs haven't indicated whether or not Suzuki will require a minor-league rehab assignment before being activated from the 10-day injured list, where he's resided since May 30.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Heading to Arizona for rehab

    Suzuki (finger) will report to the Cubs' spring training complex in Arizona on Monday to continue his rehab program, Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network reports.

    Meanwhile, the Cubs will begin a four-game series in Pittsburgh on Monday, so Suzuki is heading to Arizona since the big club's road trip will make it more difficult to facilitate rehab activities for the rookie. Manager David Ross noted that Suzuki is expected to take as much batting practice in Arizona as he can in the next few days, but the skipper didn't indicate whether the 28-year-old would participate in games with the Cubs' rookie-level Complex League affiliate. The swelling in Suzuki's sprained left index finger has subsided since he was placed on the 10-day injured list May 30, but the Cubs have not yet set a target date for his return to the lineup.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Taking dry swings Friday

    Suzuki (finger) has felt better in recent days and will take dry swings Friday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Suzuki was shut down from hitting for five days, but he's felt better every day since being shut down. The 27-year-old has made slow progress in his recovery so far, but manager David Ross is optimistic that the outfielder's progress will speed up now that some of the pain and swelling in his finger have subsided.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Resting for five days

    Suzuki will rest for the next five days to allow his strained left ring finger to heal, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Reports from earlier in the week indicated that Suzuki was closing in on a return, but it seems as though he's hit a bit of a wall. He hasn't made much progress in recent days, and the Cubs elected to pause his hitting program to give him more time to heal. An updated timeline may start to become clear once the five-day rest is over.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Not making progress

    Suzuki's finger has "stayed almost status quo" according to manager David Ross, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Earlier in the week, it appeared as though Suzuki could be back during the weekend series against the Yankees, but that now appears to be off the table. The outfielder's sprained finger has already cost him two weeks, and the Cubs don't seem to have much clarity regarding how much more time he'll miss. The Cubs aren't close to the playoff race in a season that was always likely to be a rebuilding year, so the team doesn't appear to have much urgency about getting him back on the field. Suzuki is therefore unlikely to return until the Cubs are confident he's fully healthy, as they don't want to waste the rest of his rookie season dealing with a nagging injury.

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  • Cubs' Seiya Suzuki: Could make weekend return

    Cubs manager David Ross said Wednesday that Suzuki (finger) could be ready to return from the 10-day injured list for this weekend's series in New York against the Yankees, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

    Suzuki, who is on the IL with a sprained left ring finger, took batting practice Tuesday and is scheduled to turn in a full workout Wednesday. The Cubs will likely check back in with Suzuki on Thursday before deciding whether he's fit to make the trip to New York or if he'll need to return to Chicago to continue his rehab program. Whenever Suzuki is activated, he should take back an everyday role in right field.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 192 lbs
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Age: 27
Bats/Throws: R, R