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Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Hits injured list
Suzuki was placed on the injured list for undisclosed reasons Saturday, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.
The Nationals specified neither the reason for Suzuki's absence nor which injured list he'd landed on, which fits the pattern teams have been using when players land on the COVID-19 injured list. Chad Wallach was called up to take his place on the roster and will back up Max Stassi behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Goes deep Friday
Suzuki went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 9-6 win over the Rangers on Friday.
The Angels fell behind 6-2 after four frames before Suzuki kicked off a five-run fifth-inning with his solo shot to left field. The long ball was the backstop's first this season and first extra-base hit through 12 at-bats. Suzuki has played in three of Los Angeles' first eight games, with Max Stassi starting behind the plate in the team's other five contests.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Returning to Angels
Suzuki signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Angels on Saturday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
Suzuki spent the 2021 campaign with the Angels and hit .224 with six homers, 17 runs and 16 RBI across 72 appearances while mainly serving as a backup to Max Stassi. He should play a similar role for the Halos to begin the 2022 season.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Launches sixth homer
Suzuki went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a strikeout in a 5-1 loss to Seattle on Sunday.
Suzuki took Seattle starter Marco Gonzales deep in the second inning to give Los Angeles an early lead, though that would be the only run the Angels could muster in the game. The reserve backstop has enjoyed a quality September that features a .281/.324/.500 slash line.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Swats homer Friday
Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Athletics on Friday.
Suzuki got the Angels on the board in the second inning with a solo shot to left field. He later singled, giving him his first multi-hit effort since Aug. 20. Suzuki -- who is slashing .221/.285/.337 with five homers on the campaign -- has gained more playing time of late, as he has been alternating starts behind the plate with Max Stassi.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Homers in win
Suzuki went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a double during Tuesday's win over Detroit.
Suzuki contributed to a ninth-inning rally with his first long ball in nearly a month. The veteran backup catcher hasn't put up significant numbers this year, batting just .219/.283/.325 with four homers across 55 games.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Clubs two-run homer
Suzuki went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a hit-by-pitch in Friday's 5-4 loss to Minnesota.
The catcher's first-inning blast off Minnesota starter J.A. Happ stretched the Angels' lead to 3-0. Suzuki is now 6-for-23 across his last six games, dating back to July 4. The 37-year-old is clearly in a backup role behind Max Stassi, but Suzuki has a modest .223/.301/.317 slash line with three homers, nine RBI and 11 runs scored across 158 plate appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Builds modest hit streak
Suzuki went 1-for-4 with a base hit Monday in the Angels' 4-1 loss to the Athletics.
The veteran backstop has been remarkably consistent through each of his five starts in July, recording exactly one base hit in all of those games. He'll be back on the bench Tuesday, and Suzuki can't be counted to pick up more than two or three starts per week while No. 1 catcher Max Stassi is healthy.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: In lineup Sunday
Suzuki (undisclosed) is back in the starting lineup Sunday against the Rays, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Suzuki exited Wednesday's game against the Giants with an undisclosed issue and hadn't played since. He appears to be okay as he'll bat eighth and catch Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Exits game late
Suzuki (undisclosed) was removed from Wednesday's game against the Giants after getting hit in the mask with a foul ball, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Taylor Ward replaced Suzuki as the catcher in Wednesday's extra-innings affair. Details about Suzuki's condition should be disclosed following the game.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Another start Thursday
Suzuki will start behind the plate and bat fifth Thursday against the Tigers.
Suzuki will start for the second time in the last three games. He briefly battled a leg injury last week but appears to be back to full health. Max Stassi will be on the bench as a result.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Back in action Tuesday
Suzuki (leg) is starting behind the plate and batting seventh Tuesday against the A's.
The veteran catcher has been battling leg soreness since being hit by a pitch on the back of the left leg Friday, but he'll rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's matchup. Suzuki should continue to see occasional starts to spell starting backstop Max Stassi.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Day-to-day with sore left leg
Suzuki is considered day-to-day after being hit by a pitch on the back of his left leg Friday, MLB.com reports.
Suzuki was replaced by a pinch runner after the hit-by-pitch occurred in the 10th inning of Friday's win, and he gave way behind the plate to Max Stassi on Saturday. Stassi is starting again Sunday, but he is considered the Angels' primary catcher, so his presence in the lineup on back-to-back days may have no connection to Suzuki's leg issue. The Angels have not called up a catcher to provide insurance behind the plate, so Suzuki figures to be well enough to play if needed.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Perfect at the dish
Suzuki went 3-for-3 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Friday's 6-5 win over Arizona.
Suzuki opened the scoring with a solo blast to left in the third inning, singled in the fourth and sixth and was hit by a pitch in both the eighth and 10th innings in what was easily his best game of the season. Though he's still capable of strong performances like this one, Suzuki remains the Angels' No. 2 catcher behind Max Stassi and the team has shown a reluctance to work the 37-year-old too hard.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Back to No. 2 role
Suzuki will start at catcher in Sunday's game against the Mariners, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Though he's in the lineup for the series finale, Suzuki has moved into a clear No. 2 role at catcher for the Angels following Max Stassi's return from the 7-day injured list Tuesday. Stassi will be on the bench Sunday after starting three of the past four games behind the dish.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: On bench Monday
Suzuki is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Suzuki and Anthony Bemboom have now alternated starts behind the plate over the past four games, and the two will likely continue to split work at catcher until Max Stassi (concussion) is reinstated from the injured list. Over 96 plate appearances on the season, Suzuki has slashed .202/.277/.274 with a career-worst 18.8 percent strikeout rate.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Not starting Saturday
Suzuki isn't starting Saturday's game against the Athletics.
Suzuki had lost out on work to Drew Butera recently, but Suzuki will remain on the bench even after Butera was designated for assignment Saturday. Anthony Bemboom will start behind the dish and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Losing work to Butera
Suzuki is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Astros.
Even though No. 1 catcher Max Stassi (concussion) remains on the 7-day injured list, Suzuki doesn't appear to be the Angels' top option behind the dish. He'll be on the bench for the fourth time in six games as Drew Butera gets another start at catcher.... See More ... See Less
Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Not starting Monday
Suzuki isn't in the lineup for Monday's game against the Astros, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Suzuki will be out of the lineup for the third time in the last four games after he went 1-for-9 with a run, a walk and a strikeout in his last three contests. Drew Butera will start behind the plate and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-11, 210 lbs|
|Birthplace: Wailuku, HI|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|