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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||440.00||4.00||.266||54.00||35.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Oakland||8||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|vs Vargas (Career)||32||6||0|| .188||.257||.188|
|vs LHP||24||5||0|| .333|| .208|| .208|
|Last 10 Games|
Kurt Suzuki, Eduardo Escobar, Jordan Schafer out of Twins' lineup
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/3/15) The Twins left three starters out of Sunday's starting lineup.
Catcher Kurt Suzuki goes to the bench, with Chris Herrmann getting his second start in five games. Herrmann is batting eighth in the lineup.
Left fielder Eduardo Escobar is out of the lineup after four straight starts. Oswaldo Arcia returns to left, batting sixth.
Center fielder Jordan Schafer also gets a rest, with Shane Robinson making his tenth start in center and batting seventh.
Twins give catcher Kurt Suzuki a rest day
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/29/15) Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki was not included in the starting lineup Wednesday against Detroit, receiving a day of rest. Instead, Minnesota used Chris Herrmann behind the plate to catch Phil Hughes. Suzuki has a hit in each of his last four games played, and has raised his batting average from .195 to .241 over that span.
Kurt Suzuki, Torii Hunter, Kennys Vargas out of Twins lineup on Sunday
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/26/15) Catcher Kurt Suzuki, DH Kennys Vargas and right fielder Torii Hunter were not included in the Twins' Sunday lineup.
Suzuki was replaced by Chris Herrmann, who started his fourth game at catcher, batting eighth.
Oswaldo Arcia moved over from left to replace Hunter. Eduardo Escobar picked up his fourth start of the year in left, batting sixth.
Eduardo Nunez played Dh for the first time this year, batting fifth.
Molitor: Wild pitches, Suzuki foot problem unrelated
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/22/15) The Twins have thrown three wild pitches that allowed two runs to score with Kurt Suzuki behind the plate since he took a foul ball off his right foot Monday. But Paul Molitor doesn't believe the two facts are related.
"I don't think it's affecting his ability to block the ball," Molitor told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "You can see he's doing the right thing."
Suzuki hasn't appeared to be affected at the plate either. He slammed two hits on Tuesday.
Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki remains in the lineup Tuesday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/21/15) Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki is still in the starting lineup Tuesday after taking a line drive off his foot, the team announced. Suzuki didn't have any swelling and said after the game Monday the ball hit the fleshy part of his foot and felt he would be able to play Tuesday.
"I checked with Kurt and thankfully he's OK," Molitor said. "He's bruised and all that. But he's fine. He wants to be in there and is capable in there. Not going to set him back."
Suzuki feels like he's taken a bit of a beating to start the year, according to MLB.com.
"The first 10 games I've been playing in, I feel like I've been getting beaned, or foul-tipped or back-swinged," Suzuki said. "Maybe I'll just get that out of the way now and I'll be fine the rest of the season."
Suzuki is hitting .182 with two home runs and four RBI in 33 at-bats this season.
|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|
|5/6/15||OAK||8:10 pm||Scott Kazmir|
|5/7/15||OAK||1:10 pm||Drew Pomeranz|
|5/8/15||@ CLE||7:10 pm||Trevor Bauer|
|5/9/15||@ CLE||4:10 pm||Trevor Bauer|
|5/10/15||@ CLE||1:10 pm||Danny Salazar|
|5/12/15||@ DET||7:08 pm||Alfredo Simon|
|5/13/15||@ DET||7:08 pm||Kyle Lobstein|