|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||384.00||8.00||.234||40.00||38.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cleveland||22||6||0|| .429|| .318|| .273|
|vs Salazar (Career)||4||1||0|| .250||.500||.250|
|vs RHP||200||60||1|| .370|| .375|| .300|
|07/22/2014||Jed Lowrie, SS OAK|
John Danks, SP CHW
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS CLE
Kurt Suzuki, C MIN
|Erick Aybar, SS LAA|
Carlos Santana, 1B CLE
Zack Wheeler, SP NYM
Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS
Jonathon Niese, SP NYM
|07/22/2014||Rafael Soriano, RP WAS|
Kurt Suzuki, C MIN
Brad Ziegler, RP ARI
|Ben Zobrist, 2B TB|
Khris Davis, LF MIL
|07/22/2014||Kurt Suzuki, C MIN||Melky Cabrera, LF TOR|
|Last 10 Games|
|Kurt Suzuki talks don't go far |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/21/14) The Twins recently held exploratory contract talks with All-Star catcher Kurt Suzuki, but the talks didn't go far, reports the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Suzuki is set to become a free agent after this season.
He's batting .305 with two homers and 38 RBI in 285 at-bats. If the last-place Twins decide to shed expiring contracts before the trade deadline, Suzuki would be a very desirable trade piece, the paper said.
|Kurt Suzuki given a rest Sunday |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/20/14) Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki is catching a break Sunday in the finale of a series against Tampa Bay. Eric Fryer is manning the position instead.
Suzuki has continued on his path to a career year. He has nine hits and four RBI in his last seven games and owns a stat line of .305/.362/.389.
|Kurt Suzuki hasn't been approached about an extension |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/17/14) Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki hasn't been approached about an extension, according to 1500 ESPN.
When asked earlier in the week whether the team had offered a deal, Suzuki responded that he wasn't aware of any contract offers. An extension would have to be at least two years, or Suzuki would test the free-agent waters in the offseason. Suzuki has experienced a resurgence with the club, hitting .309/.365/.396 over 278 at-bats.
|Ready to move Joe Mauer out from behind the plate but not to turn the reins over to defensively challenged rookie Josmil Pinto, the Twins brought in Kurt Suzuki to help show the kid the ropes in 2014. He's expected to begin the year as the starter, with Pinto likely destined for the minors, but if recent history holds, his poor production will force a change sooner than later. Suzuki hasn't produced an OPS over .700 since 2009, which was also the last time he hit even .250 over a full season. Pinto mashed in 76 at-bats with the big club late last season and is obviously the organization's future behind the plate. Because Suzuki will begin the year as a starter, he's worth drafting in AL-only leagues that require the use of two catchers, but because he offers little offensively and may not be long for the role, he's a late-rounder in those formats.
(Updated 3/17/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/23/14||CLE||1:10 pm||Trevor Bauer|
|7/24/14||CHW||8:10 pm||Hector Noesi|
|7/25/14||CHW||8:10 pm||John Danks|
|7/26/14||CHW||7:10 pm||Chris Sale|
|7/27/14||CHW||2:10 pm||Scott Carroll|
|7/29/14||@ KC||8:10 pm||James Shields|
|7/30/14||@ KC||8:10 pm||Danny Duffy|