Suzuki signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Angels on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
The 37-year-old is nearing the end of his career, but he still appears to have another productive season or two left in his bat. Four of the top five seasons of his 14-year career (by wRC+) have come in the last four years, including a respectable .270/.349/.396 showing last season. He's been a poor defender for quite some time now, though, so he'll need to keep hitting if he's to carve out regular at-bats. He appears set to split time behind the plate with Max Stassi this season.
Suzuki isn't in Wednesday's lineup against the Phillies.
Suzuki went 1-for-4 with one strikeout in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader, but he'll hit the bench once again for the series finale. Yan Gomes will start at catcher.
Suzuki will sit for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies.
As usual, Suzuki won't be tasked with catching two games on one day. Yan Gomes starts the afternoon contest, but Suzuki will presumably get the nod in the nightcap.
Suzuki went 2-for-5 with a home run, double, walk and three RBI between both halves of the Nationals' doubleheader split with the Marlins on Sunday.
Yan Gomes drew the start behind the dish in the Nationals' 2-1 loss in the early game, but Suzuki was summoned from the bench as a pinch hitter. While he didn't come through with a hit in the first game, Suzuki was one of several Washington hitters to catch fire in the team's 15-0 win in the nightcap. On the heels of his big day at the plate, Suzuki will start again in Monday's series opener versus the Phillies, but expect him and Gomes to split the catching workload relatively evenly during the final week of the regular season.
Suzuki is not in the lineup Saturday against the Marlins.
Suzuki sits for the third time in the last four games and the sixth time in the last nine contests. Yan Gomes starts behind the plate in his absence.
Suzuki will sit for the first half of Friday's doubleheader against the Marlins.
While Suzuki has started the majority of games behind the plate in Washington this season, it's been by the slimmest of margins, as he's gotten the call 25 times compared to 23 for Yan Gomes. Gomes starts the afternoon game, but Suzuki will likely return for the nightcap.
Suzuki is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Rays.
He is hitting .250 with zero home runs in 28 at-bats this month. Yan Gomes will start behind the dish while hitting sixth.
Suzuki isn't in Saturday's lineup against Atlanta.
Suzuki will take a seat for a second consecutive contest after Yan Gomes had a dominant performance at the plate Friday. Gomes will start behind the dish once again.
Suzuki is not in the lineup for Friday's game against Atlanta.
Suzuki hits the bench for the second game in a row. He has a very narrow edge in playing time behind the plate for the Nationals. He's gotten the nod 23 times, while Yan Gomes, who starts Friday, has made 20 starts.
Suzuki went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Monday's 6-1 win over the Rays.
The veteran catcher led a 10-hit barrage from the Nats. Suzuki has been on a doubles kick lately, knocking a two-bagger in five of his last seven games, and he's now hitting .293 on the season, albeit with only one homer and 10 RBI through 23 contests.
Suzuki is not in the Nationals' starting lineup Sunday against Atlanta.
Suzuki will get a breather after drawing starts both Friday and Saturday. Yan Gomes will take over as catcher and bat sixth in the order.
Suzuki will not start the afternoon portion of Friday's doubleheader against Atlanta.
Suzuki's hitless day Thursday against the Phillies ended a 12-game hitting streak. Yan Gomes will start behind the plate in the day's first game, but Suzuki will presumably return to action in the nightcap.
Suzuki isn't starting Tuesday against the Phillies.
Suzuki will be out of the lineup for a third straight game. Yan Gomes will serve as the starting catcher once again.
Suzuki isn't in the lineup Monday against the Phillies.
Suzuki will take a seat for a second consecutive game in Monday's series opener against Philadelphia. Yan Gomes will get the nod behind the dish.
Suzuki is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox.
Suzuki had started three of the past four games behind the dish, but he'll cede catching duties to Yan Gomes in the series finale. With a pair of singles in Saturday's 5-3 loss, Suzuki extended his hit streak to a season-best 11 games, during which he's slashed .333/.391/.436. Gomes had handled the larger portion of the timeshare behind the dish to begin the season, but Suzuki's hot bat of late appears to have vaulted him back atop the depth chart.
Suzuki is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Marlins.
Suzuki started behind the plate in the matinee and went 1-for-3 with one run scored. Yan Gomes will bat eighth and catch for rookie Wil Crowe in his major-league debut in Game 2.
Suzuki is not in the lineup Friday against the Marlins.
Suzuki was scheduled to sit Wednesday before the game was postponed, and he'll remain on the bench with the Nationals back in action Friday. He currently has a six-game hit streak and is 6-for-20 during that stretch. Yan Gomes starts behind the plate for Washington.
Suzuki is not starting Wednesday against the Braves.
Suzuki will head to the bench for Wednesday's series finale after starting the previous two games and going 2-for-8 with one RBI and two runs scored. Yan Gomes gets the nod at backstop in his place.
Suzuki isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Orioles.
Suzuki will be on the bench for the third consecutive game. Yan Gomes is starting behind the dish once again, batting eighth.
Suzuki isn't in the lineup for Friday's originally scheduled game against the Orioles.
Suzuki will take a seat for the second consecutive game with Yan Gomes taking over behind the plate Friday. Suzuki is hitting .242 with one home run and five RBI over 10 games this season.
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