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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||440.00||4.00||.266||54.00||35.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Seattle||3||1||0|| .333|| .333|| .333|
|vs Vargas (Career)||32||6||0|| .188||.257||.188|
|vs LHP||11||3||0|| .467|| .273|| .273|
|Last 10 Games|
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.
Twins C Kurt Suzuki breaks loose in victory over Royals
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/16/15) The struggles at the plate of Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki are over - at least for now. Suzuki raised his batting average to .200 with a two-hit game Thursday against the Royals.
Most impressive was a two-run homer off Chris Young in the eighth. Suzuki also singled in the win, breaking a three-game hitless slide.
Twins' Suzuki gets a day off Thursday after a rough day Wednesday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/9/15) Twins manager Paul Molitor circled Thursday's game against the Tigers as a day to potentially rest catcher Kurt Suzuki. His decision got a lot easier after Suzuki took a breaking ball off his right thumb while trying to block a pitch in the dirt Wednesday. He also fouled a pitch off his left instep.
"He got a little beat up," Molitor said, per the Pioneer Press. "He's fine. He's a guy who can play nicked up. We saw that last year. Kurt loves to catch. He wants to catch as many games as he can."
Chris Herrmann drew the start Thursday at catcher.
|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|
|4/26/15||@ SEA||4:10 pm||Hisashi Iwakuma|
|4/27/15||DET||8:10 pm||David Price|
|4/28/15||DET||8:10 pm||Anibal Sanchez|
|4/29/15||DET||1:10 pm||Shane Greene|
|4/30/15||CHW||8:10 pm||John Danks|
|5/1/15||CHW||8:10 pm||Hector Noesi|
|5/2/15||CHW||2:10 pm||Jeff Samardzija|