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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||440.00||4.00||.266||54.00||35.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Vargas (Career)||32||6||0|| .188||.257||.188|
|vs LHP||59||14||1|| .333|| .322|| .237|
|Last 10 Games|
Chris Herrmann gives Kurt Suzuki a day off for Twins
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/27/15) Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki is not in the Twins' lineup for Saturday's game at Milwaukee.
Suzuki has started the last four games and seven of the last eight. He's replaced by Chris Herrmann, who gets his 17th start at catcher this season.
Twins C Kurt Suzuki rips third home run of the season on Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/20/15) Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki flashed some rare power to give his team an early lead on Saturday against the Cubs. The veteran backstop launched a solo home run in the second inning off Jon Lester, putting the Twins up 1-0. It wouldn't be enough, however, as the Cubs would claim the extra-innings victory.
The home run was Suzuki's third of the season, and his first since mid-April, spanning 45 games in between longballs.
Twins' Chris Herrmann spells Kurt Suzuki at catcher
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/13/15) Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game.
Suzuki gets a rest after five straight starts. Chris Herrmann replaces him behind the plate for the 14th time this season.
Twins' Kurt Suzuki batting second Sunday vs. Brewers
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(6/7/15) Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki has been moved to the No. 2 spot in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.
It's the first time this season Suzuki has hit higher than fourth, a spot he occupied twice in early May. Regular No. 2 hitter Torii Hunter is moving to the cleanup spot with Trevor Plouffe getting a breather Sunday. Suzuki has enjoyed a small hot streak, going 5 for 7 with two walks in his last two starts.
The Twins are home underdogs (+113) on Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.
Twins start Herrmann; Suzuki gets a breather behind the plate
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(6/6/15) Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki received a breather against the Brewers on Saturday. Manager Paul Molitor inserted Chris Herrmann behind the plate and at the seventh spot in the order against Brewers right-hander Matt Garza.
Suzuki is hitting .247 (36 for 146) with two homers and 15 RBI in 43 games. Herrmann is off to a slow start, hitting just .182 (8 for 44) with a home run and seven RBI in 16 games.
Minnesota is favored (-136) at home against Milwaukee, per VegasInsider.com.
|2014 summary: The Twins signed Kurt Suzuki to a one-year deal last offseason, and in replacing Joe Mauer behind the plate, he played his way into a two-year contract extension. Suzuki's production had languished the previous two seasons as a flyball hitter who no longer had much power, but in 2014 he took to hitting more grounders. The change paid off in the form of a career-high .288 batting average and 61 runs, his highest total since 2010. Suzuki's lack of strikeouts -- 46 in 452 at-bats -- helped him towards an 11th-place ranking among catchers in Fantasy points, but he ranked just 17th in Rotisserie value.|
Playing time status: Suzuki will return as the Twins' No. 1 catcher.
2015 outlook: A low strikeout rate and increased ground ball rate certainly helped to boost Suzuki's value, but a .288 batting average is probably as good as it gets for him. Because he has great contact skills and should get steady playing time, Suzuki will still be worth targeting as a No. 2 catcher in standard mixed leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|6/30/15||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Anthony DeSclafani|
|7/1/15||@ CIN||12:35 pm||Johnny Cueto|
|7/2/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Chris Young|
|7/3/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|
|7/4/15||@ KC||7:15 pm||Joe Blanton|
|7/5/15||@ KC||2:10 pm||Danny Duffy|
|7/6/15||BAL||8:10 pm||Miguel Gonzalez|