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Kurt Suzuki

(born October 4, 1983, in Wailuku, Hawaii) is a Major League Baseball catcher for the Oakland Athletics.

Joe Mauer Eduardo Nunez Trevor Plouffe Glen Perkins Torii Hunter John Farrell Eduardo Escobar Minnesota Twins Tommy Milone Matt Wieters Jordan Schafer Danny Santana Tyler Flowers Chris Herrmann Ron Gardenhire Brian Dozier Jose Bautista

(A formality, but not skipping anyone) What should the Braves do with C Kurt Suzuki for 2018? He was recently signed for $3.5M.
Dear Mr Marco Simoncelli. . One day I will going up to the podium with your father so please watch us from the sky...…
like I’m honestly not even crying over Ender like LITERALLY KURT SUZUKI YOU GUYS send help pls
I just started crying because I miss Kurt Suzuki y’all what is happening to me it’s too early for this
Nunez struck out Josh Reddick, Rocco Baldelli and Kurt Suzuki, but gave up a homer to Miguel Olivo.
Former and Baldwin High star Kurt Suzuki had a record-setting season this year ⚾️
Funny: Last night mgr Ron Gardenhire said Kurt Suzuki offered him $1000 to take him out with Detroit SS Andrew Romine…
Kurt Suzuki hit 19 homers in 81 games this past season. His previous 19 homers had taken him 403 games to hit. 🤔
A look at Kurt Suzuki's amazing and surprising year of "'clobbering baseballs and getting clobbered by them.'" ⚾️…
I just published “Kurt Suzuki sets home-run record for Hawai`i-born players, becomes favorite of stat geeks”
I thought the Kurt and Flow Show was great this year. Suzuki’s power numbers were very unexpected.
Loved watching him at Cal State Fullerton with Kurt Suzuki and Ricky Romero.
Trade for Kurt Suzuki or another catcher that had cleared waivers
This season won't be complete until Kurt Suzuki comes back
Kurt Suzuki is about to head to KCR on a waiver deal unless someone blocks it.
Braves' Kurt Suzuki back to bench versus Marlins
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Kurt Suzuki is a FA. Totally didn't see him. I go with him.
Nice to see Kurt Suzuki remains quite competent
Friendly reminder that Kurt Suzuki as a backup catcher has been more productive than the vast majority of starting catchers this season.
Nobody can explain how this Kurt Suzuki thing happened.
Just saying the last time kurt suzuki gor hit by a bat he homered in the game and if im not mistaken it was 2 HR so is he due again
Kurt Suzuki is in the Braves' starting lineup on Saturday
Will Kurt Suzuki be worthy of a pickup in week 18? & have that & more!
I agree. I just knew the rule because I saw Kurt Suzuki try to dodge a pitch, get hit in the chest and have it called a strike.
I'm working on a column comparing Kurt Suzuki's last month to Mickey Cochran's career. But I'm not comparing produc…
You spelled Tyler Flowers/Kurt Suzuki wrong. I think it's spelled Kurler Flowzuki!
Thanks so much for coming out & saying hey tonight! Didn't see that Kurt Suzuki inside fastball homerun…
you may recall that Kurt Suzuki's CS% was inflated due to pickoffs. Only time Butera threw out a runner this year? Catcher Martin Maldonado
Its very clear from the splits that the ghost of Babe Ruth entered Kurt Suzuki's body in the beginning of July afte…
Hey did you hit the wrong key for Kurt Suzuki? 👀
I don't really laugh much at DFS podcasts, but that transition to the Kurt Suzuki thing had me laughing for minutes. Excellent.
Kurt Suzuki at 5k is proof that Jesus died in vain.
I mean, I like Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki, and they are tearing it up... But I miss Evan Gattis.
Don't forget about my boy Kurt Suzuki as well
Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki are on 🔥🔥🔥. Best catching duo in baseball?
Braves' Kurt Suzuki not in Thursday's starting lineup
On the opposite end, Kurt Suzuki's BABIP is .236...yet he has an .861 OPS. Also unreal!
Nice to see hot-hitting Kurt Suzuki in the cleanup spot tonight.
Between Kurt Suzuki & Tyler Flowers, Braves catchers have 21 homers and 69 runs driven in!
Is Kurt Suzuki the greatest athlete of Asian decent in Atlanta sports history? Georgia sports history? Southern sports history?
Which team has gotten the highest OPS from its catchers this season? You guessed it, the Braves with Tyler Flowers and Kurt Suzuki at .858.
Luis Avilan gets two quick outs but walks Freddie Freeman and Kurt Suzuki. Still 3-3 here in the 7th.
gotta be able to afford him and 6400 Kurt Suzuki
Kurt Suzuki is hitting cleanup for the Braves tonight!!
Kurt Suzuki’s 5.63 AB/HR ratio in July is the best in any month in history.
Where does this rank on the scale, ., is it a Josh Donaldson, a Gio Gonzalez, a Kurt Suzuki, or maybe a Jerry Blevins?
Kurt Suzuki with a pinch-hit RBI single off Carlos Torres to tie the game at 8-8 with two outs in the 8th
Blake Treinen walks Kurt Suzuki to force in a run. 3-1 over the Treinen up to 16P. Still 1 out. Dusty Baker out to the hill.
Source: finalizing deal with free-agent catcher Kurt Suzuki, as said. Would put Anthony Recker in…
If ATL can't sign Matt Wieters would they settle for a short term deal with Kurt Suzuki or Dioner Navarro?
In 2016, Aroldis Chapman gave up just three home runs. Two were to Eduardo Escobar and Kurt Suzuki. The third was …
Justin Wilson on for the Tigers in the 7th. Kurt Suzuki will pinch hit for Juan Centeno
WAR for an A's drafted position players since Nick Swisher was drafted in 2002:. Kurt Suzuki - 10. Cliff Pennington - 6. Travis Buck - 3
Still think Kurt Suzuki makes some sense there.
What kind of haul could Kurt Suzuki get on trade market? Perhaps more than you'd suspect:
Wrote at today about the (suddenly considerable) trade value of Kurt Suzuki in a catcher-needy league:
Up next: Dombrowski trades Kopech and Devers for Fernando Abad and Kurt Suzuki
Congrats to Tommy Milone, Kurt Suzuki and their wives on new family additions: Mia and Elijah, respectively.
The four fastest pitches thrown in the majors this season all came during the same at-bat. Poor Kurt Suzuki.
Remember when i brought up the name of kurt suzuki back when cerbelly got injured - since then suzuki- .382/.406/.598 slash line
Kurt Suzuki may actually be the best option on the "rentals" list
I was at the game. The ovation for Glen Perkins and Kurt Suzuki was even louder than Derek Jeter's honestly.
Twins Kurt Suzuki has 485 PA vesting 2017 option at $6M. could give him 100-150 PA to rest Martin and PH without hitting ceiling.
Kurt Suzuki should've taken on his 3-0 count yesterday.
Kurt Suzuki leads AL catchers in batting average at .294. An amazing turn around.
Yes indeed. Speaking of yr 2 drop-offs, if Kurt Suzuki last yr is half of Kurt Suzuki yr 1 = playoff team. And look at him now
Saw that. Last few ABs Kurt Suzuki went back to the standard model. . ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Kennys Vargas has been worth 0.7 rWAR to the in 6 games, which is what Kurt Suzuki has been worth in 59 games.
Since May 31 (27 games), Kurt Suzuki has hit .382/.406/.598 (1.004) with 10 doubles and 4 homers. 12 multi-hit games.
Have you realized they Kurt Suzuki is nearly batting .300? He was batting around .200 over a month ago!
Kurt Suzuki double adds to Twins rally via
- Kurt Suzuki 197 and 32 RBI and batting .298
Kurt Suzuki just continues to be red-hot. players are raising their trade value at just the right time.
Catcher Kurt Suzuki says the are 'putting it together' after a rough start to the season
The Twins are gonna pass on trading Kurt Suzuki and instead they're gonna give him a two-year extension, aren't they? I'm feeling deja vu.
Eduardo Escobar homers (3) on a fly ball to left field. Kurt Suzuki scores. . MIN 12, TEX 2
Furthermore, if you missed my Suzuki feature on the it was.a while ago. Re-post:
Kurt Suzuki just continues to rake. Average almost all the way up to .300.
Just like that, Kurt Suzuki has broken this game wide open.
Kurt Suzuki with a two-run double and it's 10-2 Twins. Suzuki is 3-for-4 and his batting average is now up to .296.
Meanwhile, Kurt Suzuki just smacked a 2-run double to put the Twins up 10-2
If you'd told me that Kurt Suzuki would be hitting .292 heading into the All-Star break...
It's an reunion: Tommy Milone pitching to Kurt Suzuki, AJ Griffin on the bump for the Rangers!
Baseball got better when the was invented. Kurt Suzuki is proof of that:
Who would've thought that in 2016, for an awful team, Kurt Suzuki and Eduardo Nunez could have real value at the deadline
Kurt Suzuki hasn't been placed on concussion DL. If he were to be, John Ryan Murphy at AAA: .164/.226/.182 in 16 G.
I bet Hank Conger and Kurt Suzuki were both terrible at Duck Hunt.
Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki spark lineup, writes
2-HR games by Plouffe, Suzuki power Twins -
Twins get two HRs from Trevor Plouffe, Kurt Suzuki -
It was like an Oprah show. You get a dinger! And you get a dinger! Dingers for everyone! Kurt Suzuki (!) hit two.
Plouffe and Suzuki homer, Santana pitches six shutout innings in win over Rays
Trevor Plouffe, Kurt Suzuki homer twice in win
2-HR games by Plouffe, Suzuki power Twins: Minnesota infielder Trevor Plouffe and catcher Kurt Suzuki look lik...
RECAP: strikes out 8 in 6 scoreless innings in win over Rays.
Yes, that power hitter Kurt Suzuki, who hit 5 HRs in 433 ABs in 2015 >>
Kurt Suzuki has just two career two-homer games in the regular season, coming in 2010 and 2011. But has two homers today.
Not to be outdone, Kurt Suzuki launches his 2nd HR of the day (along with Plouffe) and the lead 6-0
Kurt Suzuki has two homers on the afternoon—this one, too, hit out to LF. trail, 6-0, in the 7th.
Now Kurt Suzuki belts his 2nd HR of the day for the Sluggin' Twins. 6-0 in 7th.
Kurt Suzuki joins teammate Plouffe in the two-home-runs-today club, this one off Marinez. 6-0 over T7.
Kurt Suzuki with HIS second home run today. Plouffe and Suzuki don't want to share home runs. All of the home runs. . T7 6-0 Twins.
And now a solo shot from Kurt Suzuki. His second homer of the day. So Suzuki and Plouffe each have two homers. Twins up 6-0
Kurt Suzuki fouls a ball off his leg, gets checked on by trainers, then belts a home run. Second of the day allowed by Smyly.
Kurt Suzuki fouled it off his foot, crumbled to the ground, and stayed in the game. Next pitch, HR.
Smyly gives up a second HR of the day as Kurt Suzuki takes him yard. 3-0
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I guess Kurt Suzuki is OK. On the very next pitch, he drilled a solo shot to left. up 3-0
Kurt Suzuki fouls one off his leg and takes his time shaking it off. Trainers take a look. Stays in game and hit a home run on next pitch.
Looks like Kurt Suzuki fouled a ball off his foot but he's staying in the game.
Kurt Suzuki starts the 3rd with a double, lined inches over Longoria's glove. Scores on Buxton's sac fly sent to LCF track. B3 2-0.
Check out my predictions for the catchers in 2016: Kurt Suzuki and JohnRyan Murphy:
Kurt Suzuki may see less playing time in 2016 via
The Twins will have Kurt Suzuki and John Ryan Murphy behind the plate. Will they hit?
Kurt Suzuki digging in here in the 3rd. He hasn't played much this spring (only 12 official ABs). Seems Twins are trying to keep him fresh.
Catchers left in camp down to Kurt Suzuki, John Ryan Murphy, John Hicks and Juan Centeno
When Kurt Suzuki is struggling as your starter, you can't afford to have a defensive only backup.
Kurt Suzuki has 12 at bats this spring. The season starts two weeks from today.
Column: Molitor expects Kurt Suzuki to start. Plus, Byron Buxton's burden of proof, and more. 5 thoughts:
Poll Results: Who will catch more innings for the in 2016? (238 votes) John Ryan Murphy 78%, Kurt Suzuki 22%
Mfw fans are mad at the loss of Mauer or Kurt Suzuki
Kurt Suzuki is younger than Joe Mauer and has logged over 1000 more innings at catcher than Mauer.
Jason Castro *** He hits horribly and is not even in the top 1/2 defensive catchers in baseball. Kurt Suzuki is an upgrade.
Twins-Yankees swap: MIN has Byron Buxton to play center, so Aaron Hicks expendable. Get John Ryan Murphy to share time with Kurt Suzuki.
[Maul Now]A day prior to the culinary event, Kurt Suzuki will host his 5th annual youth baseball cli…
Ironman Kurt Suzuki helps keep pace. was there
C Kurt Suzuki had three hits Saturday night in Minnesota's 6-2 win at Detroit, his second single driving in a run
News Alarm: Kurt Suzuki (C - Min) Kurt Suzuki went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI against Detroit on Saturday.
Recommendation by :Kurt Escobar now has 12 home runs a...
WATCH: Kurt Suzuki say Tyler Duffey was impressive in the win over the Tigers.
I believe Kurt Suzuki just stole that half inning from the
Way to go Kurt Suzuki, drive in for the go-ahead run
Torii Hunter walks with one out in the seventh inning, then scores two batters later on a Kurt Suzuki single to leftfield.
Kurt Suzuki, batting .462 off Simon entering the game, hit a RBI single to left to give the Twins a 3-2 lead in the seventh
Leadoff base hit for Kurt Suzuki in the 5th
Kurt Suzuki: 13-for-91 if this one stands in runners caught. 14.3 percent. Have to upgrade in the offseason
Twinsights: Kurt Suzuki earning iron-man points behind the plate. Plus, other notes. .
Kurt Suzuki could get a much-needed rest Sunday or Monday, Molitor said. He's 0 for 10 career off Kluber, who should start again in CLE.
Just say something really nice about Kurt Suzuki or Jamey Carroll.
Did you notice that Kurt Suzuki never looked Tony Leo in the eye?
Given the struggles of Kurt Suzuki this year, is catching the area that needs most addressing this winter?
Kurt Suzuki is thought of as someone who doesn't strike out. He's K'd 54 times in 121 games...
Kurt Suzuki with the latest example of why Joe Mauer will/should not ever catch again
Kurt Suzuki's reaction when that pitch to Carlos Santana was actually called Strike 3... Ha!
Between Kurt Suzuki, the Wild PP, Mitch Leidner, and Blair Walsh, it's a golden age, locally, for "insisting that not-fine things are fine."
SDI also says that Kurt Suzuki has been the worst defensive catcher this year.
Kurt Suzuki does not look 235. Not even close.
After hitting Kurt Suzuki to load the bases, Bedrosian walks Nunez with the bases loaded to force in a run. Twins up 5-0 in the fifth.
Kurt Suzuki will start at C and bat 8th vs Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
Kurt Suzuki drives in one Twins run
Kurt Suzuki will not be in the starting lineup for Saturday's game 2 vs Los Angeles.
Kurt Suzuki drives in one Twins run via
The Twins playing hava nagila during a Kurt Suzuki at-bat is the essence of globalization
Now Kurt Suzuki slaps oppo-field RBI 1B to RF and have suddenly cut lead to 2-1 in B6.
Eddie Rosario breaks up Andrew Heaney's no-hit bid with a booming triple to CF in the 6th. Kurt Suzuki then singled in Ro…
Kurt Suzuki and Kelly Johnson were good calls tonight.
Birthday boy Torii Hunter, Bob Melvin and Kurt Suzuki next on A's pre game from the at 5:30
Hit batsmen and an infield single lead to a run as Kurt Suzuki doubles in one with Eduardo Nunez thrown out at home to end inning on 7-6-2.
Kurt Suzuki delivers an RBI single to give the lead back at 2-1, but helmetless Eduardo Nunez thrown out at the plate.
"MLB players celebrating with their kids Kurt Suzuki & his kids are adorable! So is Brandon Crawford & his daughter.
saw it happen to Kurt Suzuki this year standing on the circle still got a line drive off the shin
Could've given me 100 guesses. I'd have guessed Kent Hrbek before Kurt Suzuki
Torii Hunter, Kurt Suzuki, & Kennys Vargas will sit today. Oswaldo Arcia, Chris Hermann, & Eduardo Escobar will start in their place
Eduardo Nunez doubled to left. Runner on second with none out and Kurt Suzuki due up.
One season plus a month of Kurt Suzuki has been some pretty *** good baseball.
I'm here for my favorite Catcher and one of my Favorite Outfielders Tori Hunter and Kurt Suzuki! But since I'm here
Dynasty league: Would you trade jace Peterson for Kurt Suzuki? Ryan Hanigan is the only healthy catcher I have.
Austin Jackson keeps Kurt Suzuki from trying to score on the routine fly ball. Torii Hunter's turn with runners on.
Brutal play by Miller. Kurt Suzuki is so slow..just make a throw, no need to rush.
Nothing like a throwing error trying to gun down legendary speedster Kurt Suzuki
Kurt Suzuki looks weird in Minnesota colors. There, I said it.
lol I always forget the Twins are the ones still paying/playing Kurt Suzuki
I'm pretty sure this wouldn't happen to Kurt Suzuki.
the only thing I wanna argue with you about is whether Minnesota Twin Kurt Suzuki is a Sweet Perfect Prince
Kurt Suzuki has been a punching bag the past couple days.
Seriously have never seen a catcher get dinged more than Kurt Suzuki
Kurt Suzuki is ready for this series to end.
I remember one time the A's had a promising rally, then Kurt Suzuki proceeded to hit himself into an unassisted triple play...
. You know who used to kill a lot of A's rallies?. Kurt Suzuki
Nine-year-old says Kurt Suzuki is his favorite Twin. I love him too much to argue with that selection. :)
Kurt Suzuki has zero doubles while hitting into four double plays.
Only person that should feel worse about that inning than Guthrie is Kurt Suzuki.
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Chris Herrmann has played in 5 of 14 games for the while Kurt Suzuki, starting C, bats sub .200...Josmil Pinto is hitting .314
Players like Danny Santana and Kurt Suzuki were expected to regress, those planned on buffering the regression aren't on the 25 man
I'm out on Kurt Suzuki. Too many pitches going thru the 5 hole. Perkins said he couldnt go to the slider 0-2 last night
Eat .. Pop a Kurt Suzuki squat and hit the bed
Twins Video: Joe Mauer and Kurt Suzuki each with 2 hits and RBI, but Twins lose to Royals 6-5, slip to 1-7 on the …
Wade Davis to face Kurt Suzuki, Shane Robinson, and Danny Santana... gross.
Ironman Kurt Suzuki, Robinson just couple of good ballplayers doin' their job. Love it.
Kurt Suzuki and Shane Robinson follow with two more RBI singles and the lead 5-3 now.
The flying Kurt Suzuki with RBI 1B to RF as take 4-3 lead on Top 6.
Ol' Blood and Guts, Kurt Suzuki, bounces go-ahead single through 3 hole to make it 4-3
Still been awhile since Kurt Suzuki threw out a Royals basestealer
I remember seeing Kurt Suzuki playing in college and being super impressed with him. Wanted the Royals to take him back in the day.
Suzuki avoids injury after being struck on foot
Suzuki avoids injury after being struck on foot: Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki, who was hit on his right foot with...
White Sox can muster up two hits. A solo HR by Brian Dozier, RBIs by Joe Mauer, Jordan Schafer, and Kurt Suzuki...
Top of the 2nd. . 1 - 0. . Kurt Suzuki, Jordan Schafer and Brian Dozier due up.
C Chris Herrmann has won the backup catcher job to Kurt Suzuki to begin the season.
announce Chris Herrmann will open the year as Kurt Suzuki's backup. Wins the three-way battle -- for now.
Fullerton had Ricky Romero, Kurt Suzuki, and Justin Turner. Same conference. National champs that year.
Kurt Suzuki draws a bases loaded walk, but the Twins leave em loaded. Twins up 1-0.
Vidal Nuno walks Kurt Suzuki with the bases loaded to bring in the first run of the game for the Twins. still T1, 2 outs
So Josh Tomlin has to get both Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki out. There isn't a snowball's chance in *** of that.
BREAKING NEWS: Kurt Suzuki, Jordan Schafer, and Danny Santana have been traded to the Penn LL team for Mo'ne Davis. She'll start Monday.
Last night, Kurt Suzuki and Jason Castro momentarily forgot how to play baseball:
Oswaldo Arcia double to left scored Eduardo Nunez and Kurt Suzuki with two out. Runner on second and Chris Parmelee due up.
Aaron Gleeman: Twins trade Sam Fuld for Tommy Milone, sign Kurt Suzuki to extension
At asked if Kurt Suzuki's offense will continue? What do you think?
My latest at looks at Kurt Suzuki and his future potential:
Video 3: Kurt Suzuki calls Tommy Milone "a competitor" says "this kid knows how to get guys out" .
Minnesota gets a run in the 8th on Kurt Suzuki's RBI double, but Wade Davis fans Eduardo Nunez with the bases loaded, keeping t…
I really thought it was cool that John Farrell saved Glen Perkins & Kurt Suzuki till the 9th last night!
Twin killing: Perkins, Suzuki team to close out NL: Joined by Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki for the final frame, G...
Love that John Farrell let Glen Perkins close to Kurt Suzuki in their home ballpark
Nice touch by manager John Farrell, as Twins closer Glen Perkins and catcher Kurt Suzuki enter for the ninth with AL u…
"From your Twins, somehow stealing a spot from the deserving Yan Gomes, Kurt Suzuki"
I was at a game against Oakland a few years back and they had Kurt Suzuki. Drunk fans around me yelled ichiro at him the whole game I died 😂
Waiting in line for Paul Molitor, hoping to get Kurt Suzuki when he gets here
Yes, there is definite love for him here. Got a call last week requesting my paper (Big Island) do a story on Kurt Suzuki (Maui).
For the first time in his career, Maui native and Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki was chosen to play in the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The announcement was made Sunday and he was selected as an American League team reserve player by manager John Farrell of the Boston Red Sox. The 2001 Baldwin High School grad is being recognized for his .306 batting average this season, with two home runs, 18 doubles and 34 runs batted in. He becomes just the second Hawaii-born position player to be named to play in the midsummer classic, joining fellow Wailuku native Shane Victorino, who participated in the 2009 and 2011 all-star games. This year’s game will be played in Minnesota, in Suzuki’s home ball park, Target Field, and you can watch the game starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, on KHON/Fox. American League Starters (fan vote) •C Matt Wieters, Orioles •1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers •2B Robinson Cano, Mariners •SS Derek Jeter, Yankees •3B Josh Donaldson, Athletics •DH Nelson Cruz, Ori ...
Congrats to Kurt Suzuki, the sixth former Titan to be selected to the MLB All-Star Game
Are fans going to boo Jose Bautista if he doesn't pick Kurt Suzuki for the AL Home Run Derby team?
Congrats to Kurt Suzuki and Glen Perkins on represnting the Minnesota Twins in the 2014 All-star game in Minnesota at Target Field.
Done! MT Joe Mauer won't be an All-Star, but he'd love to see Kurt Suzuki selected to represent team.
Jose Lobaton is a disgrace as a hitter. Send him down and keep Sandy Leon. Gimmie Derek Norris or Kurt Suzuki back. Ramos 2014!
I still adore Michael Morse and Kurt Suzuki, but Anthony Rendon is quickly becoming my favorite player.
The Tigers and Twins kicked off a 3 game series tonight at Comerica Park. Detroit was hoping to build off of Max Scherzer’s strong start where he shut out the White Sox, besting Chicago’s ace, Chris Sales. The Twins were hoping to build on their 2 game winning streak and also looking to get to the .500 mark. It was the Twins who came out victorious beating Detroit 2-0. Drew Smyly started for the Tigers and was strong following the lead that Max Scherzer started the night before. Smyly went 6 innings and gave up 4 hits. He walked 3 and struck out 2. The only blemish against him was a leadoff home run by Eduardo Escobar in the 3rd inning. Al Alburquerque and Joba Chamberlain were perfect in the 7th and 8th respectively. Unfortunately Joe Nathan again failed in the 9th giving up a huge run which doubled the Twins lead from 1-0 to 2-0. Going into the 3rd inning the Twins had 2 base runners, a one out single by Kurt Suzuki in the 1st inning and a 2 out walk that Trevor Plouffe was able to get off of Smyly ...
Joe Mauer is 7th on the team in RBI. Kurt Suzuki has double the RBI. Mauer only makes $20.5 million more than Suzuki.
Buck Martinez just called Kurt Suzuki a power hitter
Kurt Suzuki is getting paid $2.75 million and hitting .307 (.349 w/runners in scoring position) with two home runs and 29 RBI this season... Joe Mauer is getting paid $23 million and hitting .259 (.143 RISP) with two home runs and 15 RBI... Sure was tough to replace that production at catcher, huh?
Early All-Star voting: AL 1B- Miguel Cabrera, Detroit. I wanted to vote Jose Abreu (Chicago), but couldn't do it. Miggy is the bigger star right now. 2B- Ian Kinsler, Detroit. Batting average is not as high as Robinson Cano (Seattle), but overall game is superior. 3B- Josh Donaldson, Oakland. Clearly the best in the game. SS- Derek Jeter, New York. For sentimental purposes only. Alexei Ramirez (Chicago) is the best SS in the AL right now. C- Derek Norris, Oakland. Close call, but Matt Wieters (Baltimore) is injured, and Kurt Suzuki (Minnesota) isn't All-Star material. OF- Mike Trout, Los Angeles. Slowed down recently due to injury, but still the best overall player in the game. OF- Jose Bautista, Toronto. Really bouncing back from an injury at the end of last year. OF- Michael Brantley, Cleveland. Has separated himself from the rest of the amazingly mediocre outfielders in the AL. DH- Nelson Cruz, Baltimore. For the power stats, which are insane. Couldn't go wrong with Edwin Encarnacion (Toronto), Victor ...
Hector Sanchez's poor blocking mechanics serving as a reminder of how good Kurt Suzuki is at that side of the game.
We live in a world, where, according to B-R, Collin Cowgill is having a better season than David Ortiz ... Kurt Suzuki > Albert Pujols.
Kurt Suzuki has a higher OPS than Joe Mauer. It's early.
Josmil Pinto has been working on his footwork as he tries to wrestle the Twins catcher job away from Kurt Suzuki.
So far only 6 hitters are managing the same marks: Kurt Suzuki, James Loney, Freddie Freeman, Sal Perez, Michael Brantley and Jed Lowrie.
All of Minnesota is abuzz with the first opening day involving Kurt Suzuki as a twin
T2: Brian Dozier hits a two-out single to left, but Dr. Smooth throws out Kurt Suzuki at the plate to end the inning. 2-0 Twin…
Kurt Suzuki is on fire and Joe Mauer is hitless what is this madness
Joe Mauer and Kurt Suzuki switched bodies Freaky Friday style. Just an FYI
Kurt Suzuki is on pace to shatter the Twins record for RBI by a catcher in a season set by Joe Mauer in 2006 (38).
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$5 to the reporter who asks Ron Gardenhire why he moved Kurt Suzuki down in the lineup today.
Ron Gardenhire should just move Kurt Suzuki to a different place in the lineup every game so the other team can't game plan around him.
Bold prediction Kurt Suzuki will win the World Series MVP
Kurt Suzuki has four hits in two games. Joe Mauer is hitless.
New Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki is up next on the Show!
Atlanta Braves are unwilling to meet the Rays' asking price of pitcher Alex Wood, catcher Christian Bethancourt, & at least two other top prospects to acquire LHP David Price. Milwaukee Brewers have interest in free-agent infielder Michael Young to fill the Brewers hole at first base. The Dodgers & Rockies are also in the mix for Michael Young. San Diego Padres trade outfielder/first baseman Jesus Guzman to the Houston Astros for infielder Ryan Jackson. Guzman hit .226 (65-288) with 9 home runs in 126 games with the Padres in 2013. Miami Marlins are among the teams interested in free-agent catcher Kurt Suzuki. The Twins & Cubs also remain interested. Suzuki hit .232 with 5 home runs in 94 games between the Nationals & Athletics in 2013. Kansas City Royals traded outfielder David Lough to the Baltimore Orioles for third baseman Danny Valencia. Lough batted .286 (90-315) with 5 home runs in 96 games with the Royals in 2013. Valencia hit .304 (49-161) with 8 home runs in 52 games with the Orioles during the ...
Catcher David Freitas, obtained for Kurt Suzuki in 2012, goes to to complete Jim Johnson deal.
Yankees get Jacoby Ellsbury Rockies get Justin Morneau Marlins get Jarrod Saltalamaccia Tigers get Joe Nathan Red Sox get A.J. Pierzynski Nationals get Doug Fister Twins get Phil Hughes Rangers need a catcher, looking at Kurt Suzuki... Getting interesting.
John Buck and Kurt Suzuki are also options. One (Buck) is more of a hitter, while the other (Suzuki) is more catch-&-throw.
Been a fan of Kurt Suzuki since Cal State-Fullerton. Is he a short term option at catcher for to pair with David Ross?
Do you think Kurt Suzuki would be a good back-up for Alex Avila next season?
Seth Smith, Kurt Suzuki, Chris young on the bench and Daric Barton makes three outs. So dumb.
Remember that play V-Mart made at home that one time when he did that crazy like dance move around Kurt Suzuki and slid in safely
I cannot imagine many other people have a Kurt Suzuki jersey, no
As if Oakland could get any cuter. They go and re-aquire Kurt Suzuki.
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Kurt Suzuki is back? Is he wearing 8? Is my jersey valid again? Am I only person that has one besides Kurt Suzuki?
This is what happens when you don't start Kurt Suzuki
Kurt Suzuki & the begin postseason play tonight as their best of 5 series starts in Oakland:
Happy birthday to former catcher Kurt Suzuki (Aloha and mahalo, cousin!
Happy Birthday to Oakland Athletics baseball star Kurt Suzuki. He was born today in 1983.
Kurt suzuki's minime getting ready. Hopefully the gear is allowed
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Yes, I picked Tigers over A's, but I'm. Rooting for Oakland because they have former CSUF Titan Kurt Suzuki. Go A's!
Good. Thanks. I read at LSB that Kurt Suzuki might be someone Rangers consider.
Shin shoo choo is like the only asian position player in the bigs. Besides kurt suzuki and ichiro
Derek Norris is the starting C, Kurt Suzuki is the backup, on a playoff team. Unfortunately that team is not the
Only 2013 in playoffs this season: David DeJesus and Kurt Suzuki.
H.P. Baldwin High School 75th Anniversary Committee today announced that six individuals will be honored next month as part of H.P. Baldwin High School's inaugural Hall of Fame, and will be honored at the school's 75th Anniversary Banquet to be held on Saturday, October 19, at 5:30 p.m. at King Kamehameha Golf Club. Five out of the six honorees are alumni. They are the late Jeanette Lorraine Leiohu Alo Barrows, the late State Rep. Bob Nakasone, Kurt Suzuki, Glenn Oura, and Jesse Kuhaulua. The sixth honoree, Sue Ann Loudon, is recognized for her long-time outstanding service as a drama teacher. Barrows is an alumnus from the class of 1942 which has the distinction of being the first class that graduated from Baldwin after attending four years. Jeanette was active in school activities and was a member of the Aloha Club, one of the oldest clubs on campus. While sitting in class one day, they were instructed to write lyrics for a song. She wrote her lyrics and turned her paper in to her teacher. Later on, ...
and I know cespedes, josh Reddick, coco crisp, Kurt Suzuki
never saw it either. Btw Kurt Suzuki wants to come to the Nats
One more: Kurt Suzuki of the A's. Bright guy and articulate.
Hey, how come your Athletics Players list still has Jordan Norberto, but not Kurt Suzuki? Ya might wanna update it.
Ex-C Kurt Suzuki could be Oakland odd man out of postseason roster.
Kurt Suzuki could be Oakland A's odd man out of postseason roster
Well, catchers break down and don't play as much. Kurt Suzuki isn't a lock to get there for example.
Time to giveaway some San Joaquin Fair tix. Correct answer wins: Kurt Suzuki wore what number with the Ports in 05?
Even though I think Bob Melvin is the best manager in the game, I must question his use, or lack of use of Kurt Suzuki. Zuke should be starting with Jaso (once he returns) as back up. 4 catchers is simply too much, especially when most of them cannot block a ball in the dirt. With Suzuki and Jaso you have two of the most athletic catchers in the game. One who can block anything behind the plate and is a master with young pitchers and a back up who can hit for average and run. Also not crazy about this righty/lefty substitution thing. Pick a line up and let them play. The reason the A's are last in double plays is that there is no comfort level in turning two when there is someone different at the position every couple of games. That said, it's gonna be a great Post Season!
I really love Kurt Suzuki ... It will be interesting who is on the roster for the playoffs
Congrats to Daric Barton and Kurt Suzuki. They've spent a lot of time in the A's organization and deserve this celebration.
I'm so happy for the A's. And I'm so happy they got Kurt Suzuki back to finish off the season! Suzuki + Crisp = happy A's fan!
Kurt Suzuki is a class A act and truly loves the A's! He was so sad yet classy when he was traded and is now so humbly great full for his return! What a great guy!
took the parents and sis out to back in the car just in time to hear my boy KURT SUZUKI LAUNCH A TWO RUN BOMB IN THE 8TH :) A'S UP 8-1!!! LET'S GO OAKLAND!
And another home run by Kurt Suzuki! 8-0 Oakland...
Kurt Suzuki won my section free pizzas!
That's my man 2 run homer way to go Kurt Suzuki...
Kurt Suzuki with a 2 run homer. A's up 8-1 bottom 7
lineup: Yoenis Cespedes still at DH, Kurt Suzuki catching
The good news about the Oakland A's clinching this weekend is that we get to see all the people on the bench play the last 6 games. Jemile Weeks. Andy Parrino. Kurt Suzuki. Michael Choice. Seth Smith. Pedro Figueora. Did I forget anyone?
Still recovering from the shock that was a ball getting past Kurt Suzuki.
Martin Perez with an 84-mph changeup on a 3-2 pitch to get Kurt Suzuki to pop up for first out of seventh inning.
found a copy of Kurt Suzuki's favorite magazine.
Only need Jerry Belvins and Kurt Suzuki to have the whole Oakland A's team set
Happy to see Kurt Suzuki back in the green and gold.
Kurt Suzuki has the coolest I've ever seen
Kurt Suzuki should've stayed with the nationals.
Kurt Suzuki getting ready for game between and Rangers.
The videos I have open right now: 2006 SummerSlam commercial, A's interview with Kurt Suzuki, and Dazzler getting a picture at Comic Con...
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