Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:18:49 -0700
Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki's agent, Dan Lozano, has talked with the team about a contract extension for Suzuki, but the two sides were not able to make much progress, according to sources.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:49:54 -0700
Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki (Achilles') should be able to return to action Sunday, July 13. He fouled a ball off his left Achilles' Friday, July 11.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:28:13 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris, 1B Brandon Moss and OF Yoenis Cespedes, Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki, Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu and SS Alexei Ramirez, Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve, Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre, Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley, Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon, Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion and Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez have been named as the reserves for the American League in the 2014 All-Star Game.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:52:45 -0700
Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier is getting a routine day off Friday, June 13. SS Eduardo Escobar will play second base and bat ninth, while C Kurt Suzuki hits second in the batting order.
Fantasy Tip: Remove Dozier from your daily lineups. He was removed from Wednesday's game early as a precaution, so this isn't a surprise with yesterday being an off day. All signs point to Ron Gardenhire trying to get Dozier a little extra rest.
Sat, 17 May 2014 13:27:02 -0700
Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki is hitting cleanup as the designated hitter Saturday, May 17.
Fantasy Tip: He has been playing regularly with a .322 average and a .390 on-base percentage. The Twins have taken notice, and you should start to do the same in two-catcher leagues.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:08:33 -0700
Minnesota Twins C Josmil Pinto made the roster as a backup to C Kurt Suzuki. Pinto had a slash line of .342/.398/.566 with four home runs, five doubles and 12 RBIs in 21 games last year as a September call-up. The Twins think it'll be beneficial for Pinto to work with Suzuki and bench coach Terry Steinbach on his game-calling and defensive skills.
Fantasy Tip: Pinto may be worth stashing in AL-only leagues that are deep and require two starting catchers. Otherwise, he's unlikely to see enough time to be very valuable.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:34:33 -0800
Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki (foot) was hit on the right foot by a pitch in the bottom of the fourth inning in the Grapefruit League spring game Wednesday, March 5. He was checked out by a trainer, but stayed in the game. However, he departed in the top of the fifth inning.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:45:44 -0800
Minnesota Twins C Josmil Pinto (shoulder) said he's throwing pain-free after having shoulder weakness while playing winter ball this offseason. He's playing catch from 150 feet and throwing to the bases without problems. This spring he'll work to improve on his defense to prove he's ready to catch in the majors. C Kurt Suzuki is expected to see most of the starts behind the dish, and Pinto could start the season at Triple-A Rochester. However, manager Ron Gardenhire doesn't mind seeing Pinto serve as the backup.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:26:27 -0800
Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan expects C Kurt Suzuki to be the team's starting catcher in 2014, and he's not sure who will back him up.
Fantasy Tip: The offensively challenged Suzuki is a second catcher in two-catcher formats. This is troubling news for those hoping to snag Josmil Pinto as a sleeper in early drafts.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 23:25:18 -0800
Updating previous items, the $2.75 million contract signed by Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki contains incentives. Suzuki's bonus plan kicks in with a $100,000 bonus for starting 85 games behind the plate. Starts at designated hitter or another position don't count. Suzuki can earn $100,000 more with his 95th start, followed by bonuses of $150,000 apiece for making 105 and 115 starts. Should Suzuki be selected to his first All-Star Game this July at Target Field, he would be paid an additional $25,000 incentive bonus.