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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Suzuki is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.
With Max Stassi (concussion) on the 7-day injured list, Suzuki has temporarily taken over as the Angels' No. 1 catcher. After going 1-for-9 at the dish while starting in three of the Angels' last four games, Suzuki will be getting a routine breather for the series finale. Drew Butera will fill in for Suzuki at catcher, working in a battery with Jose Quintana.
Suzuki isn't starting Friday's game against the Dodgers, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Suzuki had gone just 1-for-6 in his last two games. Drew Butera will take over behind the plate and bat ninth.
Suzuki has worked well as Shohei Ohtani's battery mate, and the two could be paired up frequently moving forward, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Max Stassi was activated from the injured list Thursday and figures to work as the Angels' primary catcher, but Suzuki should still start a few times a week. It appears that he could be a mainstay behind the plate when Ohtani pitches, as Maddon "values familiarity" with the flamethrowing hurler. Suzuki has fared well enough at the dish this season to warrant continued playing time, slashing .243/.326/.351 with a home run and four RBI.
Suzuki is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rangers.
He's been swinging a hot bat, hitting .320 with one home run and three strikeouts over his last 25 at-bats. Anthony Bemboom will start behind the dish and hit ninth.
Suzuki is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.
Suzuki recently picked up an elbow injury, but he was able to start behind the plate in Saturday's 16-2 loss, going 0-for-2 while reaching base on a hit by pitch. He'll cede catching duties to Anthony Bemboom in the series finale.
Suzuki (elbow) is starting Saturday's game against the Astros.
Suzuki missed Friday's game due to an elbow injury, but he'll start behind the dish and bat eighth Saturday. In his last four games, Suzuki has gone 3-for-14 with a home run, three RBI and three strikeouts.
Suzuki (elbow) is not in the lineup Friday against the Astros, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Manager Joe Maddon said Thursday he expected Suzuki to return to Friday's lineup, but the veteran backstop is apparently still battling his elbow issue. Anthony Bemboom will start behind the plate and bat ninth for the Halos.
Suzuki isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Rangers.
Suzuki was in the starting lineup in each of the last three games and went 3-for-11 with a home run and three RBI. Anthony Bemboom will take over behind the plate Wednesday, batting eighth.
Suzuki went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run Tuesday in the Angels' 6-2 win over the Rangers.
Though he's in his age-37 season, Suzuki has proven himself to be one of the better offensive catchers in baseball over the past half decade. The Angels envision him filling more of a part-time role in 2021, but he'll be in store for the bulk of the starts behind the dish while Max Stassi (thumb) is on the injured list. Considering Stassi has yet to resume catching workouts, Suzuki should benefit from at least one more week as the Angels' No. 1 backstop.
Suzuki isn't starting Saturday's game against the Twins, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Suzuki went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Friday's series opener against Minnesota. Anthony Bemboom will take over behind the dish Saturday, batting ninth.
Suzuki isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Royals.
Suzuki had started each of the last two games and went 3-for-4 with a double, one run and one RBI. However, Anthony Bemboom will take over behind the plate Wednesday, batting eighth.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/17||vs DET||W 7-5||4||0||2||0||0||0||0|
|06/15||@ OAK||L 4-6||4||1||1||0||0||0||0|
|06/12||@ ARI||W 8-7||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/11||@ ARI||W 6-5||3||1||3||1||2||0||0|
|06/06||vs SEA||L 5-9||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|06/04||vs SEA||W 3-2||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|06/01||@ SF||W 8-1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|More Batting Stats|
|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2010||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||3||8||4||3||2||0||1||5||2||1||0||0||.375||.500||1.000|