Upon further review: Twins get heavy dose of replays against Athletics

MINNEAPOLIS -- Major League Baseball's new replay system is still in its infancy stages just one week into the 2014 season. The Minnesota Twins -- and particularly, catcher Kurt Suzuki -- should already be fans of it after benefitting from replays three times in Wednesday's 7-4 extra-innings loss to Oakland. Suzuki was involved in all three replays that took place at Target...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Durable, experienced Suzuki gains trust with pitchers

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Kurt Suzuki doesn't aspire to be the next Joe Mauer. According to the Minnesota Twins, Suzuki shouldn't have to. "We wanted to add some leadership to help the pitching staff," Minnesota Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said of signing Suzuki to a one-year, $2.75 million deal as the team's primary catcher. Mauer has the rest of this...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Suzuki: I'm not trying to be Joe Mauer

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...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Reach Agreement with Kurt Suzuki

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...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs looking at Kurt Suzuki as one option at catcher

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...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Meet Dakota Bacus, the Whitewall Ninja

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...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Athletics acquire Kurt Suzuki a year after trading him

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...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Washington Nationals ship Kurt Suzuki back to Oakland

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. Please click here to read this story. The post Report: Washington Nationals ship Kurt Suzuki back to Oakland appeared first on Players View
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Kurt Suzuki ejected for first time in his career

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...
Via Nationals Enquirer
May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Nats Trade for Catcher Kurt Suzuki

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...
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August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

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