Kurt Suzuki C MIN 12 hours ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Friday against the Indians, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Suzuki appears to just be taking a rest day Friday, as Chris Herrmann will start behind the plate in his place. However, he still remains the primary backstop and should return to the lineup Saturday unless an injury is uncovered.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 1 day ago

Suzuki hit his first homer of the year as part of a 2-for-4 day with two RBI in Wednesday's win over the Royals.

The Twins' primary catcher opened the season with an impotent first seven games, going just 3-for-21 -- all singles -- to start the year, but he finally showed up in this one. Suzuki's track record in the majors has been one of inconsistency and evaporated power, so he's best used in very deep or AL-only formats.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 7 days ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox, Doug Padilla of ESPN reports.

Suzuki is taking a day off for the second time in three games, giving the start to Chris Herrmann. So far, he's hit .231/.286/231, which is not ideal, but the sample size (14 plate appearances) is far too small to begin judging.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 1 week ago

Suzuki is not in the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Suzuki manned the backstop for the first two games of the season, but will give way to Chris Herrmann for the afternoon tilt. Look for Suzuki to be back behind the plate when the Twins head to Chicago on Friday for a three-game series with the White Sox.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 4 weeks ago

Suzuki is hitting .391 (9-for-23) this spring and looks set to get the bulk of work behind the plate for Minnesota.

The Twins are undecided on the backup catcher spot between Josmil Pinto, Chris Herrmann and Eric Fryer. Pinto suffered a concussion Saturday, which could put him on the DL to begin the season. Pinto has the most upside at the plate to potentially take playing time away from Suzuki, but there's been no talk of reducing Suzuki's role this spring. However, Suzuki is a candidate to decline at the plate as his career resurgence last season was likely fueled by a career-high .315 BABIP and he also hit just .253/.313/.362 after the All Star break.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 7 months ago

Suzuki is out of Sunday's lineup against the Tigers, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

It's a second day off in a row for Suzuki, whose rest will give another start to Josmil Pinto. Hitting .288/.345/.384 this season and receiving a multi-year extension, Suzuki will be catching for the Twins in 2015 and 2016 barring the real possibilities of a collapse or injury from Suzuki, or a breakout from Pinto.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 7 months ago

Suzuki is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Tigers, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Suzuki will get the day off after starting the last three games. Josmil Pinto will get the start behind the plate in Suzuki's place.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 7 months ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Another double in Monday's loss extended Suzuki's hitting streak to nine games, his longest such streak of the season. He was just afforded a day off Sunday, but Suzuki started six straight games prior to then and it seems manager Ron Gardenhire is just being mindful of the 30-year-old's workload with a handful of games remaining. Josmil Pinto draws the start behind the plate.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 7 months ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup for the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, LaVelle E. Neal of the Minneapolis Tribune reports.

Suzuki will yield the second game to Eric Fryer, as expected. He went 1-for-2 in the first game Saturday with a walk and a run scored.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 7 months ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader with the Indians, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Suzuki backstopped the Twins for the first game of the twin bill, going 0-for-4 at the dish. He'll be spelled in Game 2 by Josmil Pinto, who could end up roughly splitting catching duties with Suzuki over the final couple of weeks of the season.