Kurt Suzuki
C MIN
2 weeks ago

Suzuki (face) is back in the lineup Friday, catching and batting fifth, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki sat out Thursday's matchup with a lacerated chin, but it seems that his chin is no longer bothering him enough to keep him out of the lineup. He'll reassume his normal role as the backstop for the Twins on Friday and likely going forward.

Kurt Suzuki
C MIN
2 weeks ago

Suzuki (chin) is out of the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

EDGE Analysis

He left Wednesday's game with a lacerated chin, which he suffered when taking a foul tip to the mask. Juan Centeno will get the start behind the dish and hit eighth Thursday.

Kurt Suzuki
C MIN
2 weeks ago

Suzuki left Wednesday's game with a lacerated chin, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

A foul tip caught Suzuki's catcher's mask and it seems the mask dug into his chin, breaking the skin. The same thing happened to Suzuki in July, but he was available off the bench the very next day after receiving eight stitches.

Kurt Suzuki
C MIN
4 weeks ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Suzuki set to become a free agent this offseason, the Twins may be looking to explore some of their other internal options at catcher. Suzuki, who has served as the team's primary starter at the position this season, will sit out for the third game in a row, allowing Juan Centeno to pick up a turn behind the plate.

Kurt Suzuki
C MIN
4 weeks ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Twins firmly out of the mix for playoff contention, Suzuki could receive frequent rest down the stretch as manager Paul Molitor looks to find at-bats for John Ryan Murphy, who will start Sunday after being recalled from Triple-A Rochester over the weekend. Sunday's game marks the second time in as many days that Suzuki will get a breather.

Kurt Suzuki
C MIN
4 weeks ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Saturday against the White Sox, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

He has fared reasonably well overall this year but Suzuki is coming off a .246/.309/.361 month of August and will become a free agent after the season. It would make sense if the Twins gave 25-year-old John Ryan Murphy a decent share of the workload over the final month.

Kurt Suzuki
C MIN
1 month ago

Suzuki tallied three RBI in Friday's 15-8 loss to the Blue Jays on the strength of a two-RBI double and sacrifice fly. He also drew a walk and scored a run.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop provided some timely hitting, plating Max Kepler and Eduardo Escobar with a fourth-inning double and then bringing Jorge Polanco home with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. Suzuki has been able to provide solid production in the second half after a scorching June and is slashing .281/.323/.427 over 288 at-bats as part of a platoon with Juan Centeno.

Kurt Suzuki
C MIN
1 month ago

Suzuki is out of Tuesday's lineup against Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Juan Centeno will start behind the dish and hit seventh for the Twins' series opener against the Tigers. Suzuki will likely be back at his normal spot Wednesday.

Kurt Suzuki
C MIN
1 month ago

Suzuki is out of Wednesday's lineup against Atlanta, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Juan Centeno will start behind the plate and bat seventh as Minnesota opts to give Suzuki the night off. He'll likely return to action Thursday when the Twins face the Royals.

Kurt Suzuki
C MIN
2 months ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's a standard Sunday off day for Suzuki after he was behind the plate for the previous three games. Juan Centeno will handle the catching duties and bat eighth in the order.