KURT SUZUKI RUMORS & GOSSIP
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By MIKE BERARDINO Associated Press Joe Mauer insists he has put away his catcher's gear for good after a season-ending concussion last August.
That doesn't mean the newly converted Minnesota Twins first baseman won't keep an eye on the position he held for most of the past decade.
Likely successor Kurt Suzuki, formerly of the Oakland A's and...
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17 days ago
MINNEAPOLIS -- New Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki wants to make one thing clear: He's not Joe Mauer.
Suzuki joins his new team in part because Mauer switched positions this offseason, moving to first base full time. That left a void behind the plate for Minnesota, which inked Suzuki to a one-year, $2.75 million deal this winter. A career .253 hitter, Suzuki isn't close to the...
A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Minnesota Twins and catcher Kurt Suzuki have agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract.
The deal was reached on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Suzuki has to pass a physical before the contract can be signed.
The Twins were in the market for a veteran catcher after announcing last month...
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December 20, 2013
The Minnesota Twins reached an agreement with catcher Kurt Suzuki on a one-year deal according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Suzuki’s deal is worth $2.75 million and the contract includes incentives as well.
With longtime catcher Joe Mauer transitioning to first base, the addition of Suzuki adds depth to a catching corps that is headed by Josmil Pinto, a well...
The Cubs don’t plan to make a huge investment in a free-agent catcher like Brian McCann or Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Instead, sources say, the Cubs have Kurt Suzuki on their radar as they try to find a catcher to complement building-block piece Welington Castillo.
Suzuki, 30, has built up a good reputation for his baseball IQ and ability to handle pitching staffs with the Oakland...
And so, the Nationals traded Kurt Suzuki back to the A's today for 22-year old minor league pitcher Dakota Bacus. Just another minor league pitcher, right?
Wrong. Bacus has an alter ego, "The Whitewall Ninja," which he developed during his time with the A's single-A affiliate Beloit Snappers this year. Basically, he tried to hide on the field during games by...
Kurt Suzuki is back with Oakland, a year after the A's dealt him to Washington. Early on Friday morning, it was announced that Suzuki had been dealt from Washington to Oakland for 22-year old A-ball pitcher Dakota Bacus.
The Athletics traded Suzuki to the Nationals on August 3rd last year, and he hit .267/.321/.404 in 43 games with his new club, helping them win the NL East...
The Oakland A’s are dying for stability behind the plate with John Jaso and Derek Norris out of the lineup.
To solve their ills, they are turning to a familiar face.
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Cubs 2, Nationals 1: While you're sitting around trying to come to grips with Davey Johnson pulling Gio for a pinch hitter after 86 pitches, enjoy the video above of Kurt Suzuki's first career ejection in the 9th for arguing with fill-in umpire John Tumpane over his crappy strike zone; this after his freak throw in the 9th led to the go-ahead run.
Gio perfect through...
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The Nats got the one piece they were after, trading the A’s for catcher Kurt Suzuki. He’ll be added to the Jesus Flores-Sandy Leon rotation. His offensive numbers are poor this season (.218/.250/.286), but he’s thrown out a high percentage of base-runners, something with which the Nats struggle mightily. Suzuki is 23-for-60 while Flores is a miserable 5-for-43. So there is...