Kurt Suzuki 8 | Catcher

Minnesota Twins

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Thu. July 31, 2014 Subscribe 
News: The Minnesota Twins have signed Suzuki to a two-year, $12 million contract extension. The Twins got the deal done on Thursday, keeping a respected veteran around the clubhouse on a team that continues to struggle in the standings. Fox Sports first reported the agreement that includes a vesting option for 2017. Impact: Suzuki has been one of the few bright spots for the Twins this season. He signed a one-year deal in the offseason and has delivered one of his finest stories. He will turn 31 in October, but made his first All-Star team and is hitting .304 with two home runs and 41 RBIs.(STATS, 4:46pm)
Thu. July 31, 2014
News: Suzuki is out of the lineup Thursday against the Royals, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Impact: Suzuki will receive a regular day of rest after starting five of the last six contests. He'll give way to Eric Fryer behind the plate Thursday.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 31, 2014
News: Suzuki's contract extension with the Twins is for $12 million over two years, and includes a vesting option for 2017, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Impact: The Twins have been extremely pleased by Suzuki's production in his first season in Minnesota, both behind the plate and with the bat. He's slashing .304/.367/.386 with only two homers and 41 RBI over 89 games, prompting the Twins to stash Josmil Pinto in the minors until further notice.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 31, 2014
News: Suzuki agreed to a contract extension with the Twins on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. Impact: Terms have not been released, but Suzuki has reached a deal to stay in Minnesota beyond this season. Suzuki earned his first All-Star selection this year and is still batting .304/.367/.386, so while the Twins has the powerful Josmil Pinto waiting in the minors, Suzuki's role as primary option behind the plate appears safe heading into 2015.(RotoWire, )
July 27, 2014
News: Suzuki is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports Impact: Suzuki will take a seat after catching three straight games for the Twins. Eric Fryer will man the backstop in his stead and catch Sunday's starter, Yohan Pino.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 23, 2014
News: Suzuki is out of the lineup Wednesday vs. the Indians, MLB.com reports. Impact: Suzuki started the first two games of the series behind the plate, going 4-for-7 with a walk and two RBI. With the Twins and Indians meeting up for an afternoon tilt Wednesday, Suzuki will be rested in favor of backup Eric Fryer.(RotoWire, )
Tue. July 22, 2014
News: Suzuki went 3 for 4 with two RBIs in Monday's 4-3 win over Cleveland. Impact: Suzuki is batting .414 over the last nine games.(STATS, 3:15pm)
Mon. July 21, 2014
News: Suzuki and the Twins had talks recently that failed to agree on a contract extension, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Suzuki is playing on a one-year, $2.75 million contract. Impact: The Twins failing to extend Suzuki's contract beyond this season would appear to increase the risk he's traded before the end of July. With the Twins out of the playoff race and still in rebuilding mode, trading Suzuki while he's playing well could be a wise long-term move.(RotoWire, )
Mon. July 21, 2014
News: Suzuki is back in the lineup Monday against the Indians, MLB.com reports. Impact: Suzuki received a scheduled day off Sunday, as Eric Fryer got the start behind the plate. He's back in action Monday, batting sixth against Indians' starter T.J. House.(RotoWire, )
July 20, 2014
News: Suzuki is out of the lineup Sunday vs. the Rays, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Impact: It's likely just a day off for Suzuki, who started the first two games of the series behind the dish for the Twins. He managed only one hit in his seven at-bats over the pair of games, but his batting average still sits at a laudable .305 for the season.(RotoWire, )
Kurt Suzuki
2014 Season
AVG
.306
HR
2
RBI
42
RUNS
26
Bio
Ht: 5' 11"  Wt: 233  Age: 30
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 10/4/1983, Wailuku, Hawaii
College: Cal State Fullerton
Debut: 2007
Salary: $2,750,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury