Kurt Suzuki C MIN 1 day ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Wednesday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 32-year-old catcher will sit in place of John Ryan Murphy, who will bat eighth in the Twins lineup against the Astros. Suzuki has started the brunt of the games this season, but will be sitting for the third time in the past five days after Wednesday's game. He has struggled from the plate thus far, hitting .196 with a .528 OPS, but shouldn't be too worried since Murphy is only 3-for-36 on the year.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 3 days ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Monday against the Astros, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This will be a normal day off for Suzuki, as he has caught nearly all of the Twins games thus far. John Ryan Murphy will catch and bat eighth in Monday's contest.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 6 days ago

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

Competitive Edge Analysis

John Ryan Murphy will get a rare start behind the dish Saturday, as Suzuki has garnered the bulk of the starts early in the season. Neither catcher is offering much offensively so far, but the sample sizes are still relatively small.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 2 weeks ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Paul Molitor has embraced a rough timeshare at catcher with Suzuki and John Ryan Murphy, but Suzuki may have a slim edge on the top spot on the depth chart for now, as he started the first two games of the series behind the plate. Still, he'll be rested in the series finale and is hitting only .189 on the season, so Suzuki will need to do a little more offensively if he hopes to separate himself from Murphy in the competition.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 2 weeks ago

Suzuki (face) is back in the lineup Friday against the Nationals, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After being struck by a foul tip Wednesday, Suzuki reported experiencing some numbness in his face, but he was cleared of a concussion. He will look to collect his first hit off a lefty this season (0-for-7) in Friday's matchup against Gio Gonzalez.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 2 weeks ago

Suzuki felt some numbness in his face after getting hit with a foul tip during Wednesday's game against the Brewers, but he was still able to pass a concussion test, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Although Suzuki isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Brewers, his absence isn't necessarily related to what seems to be a minor injury. Furthermore, the Twins didn't call up another catcher, suggesting that Suzuki is available off the bench.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 2 weeks ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Tuesday against Milwaukee, Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Suzuki off to a 4-for-26 start early in the season, John Ryan Murphy will start behind the plate for a fourth time in the last six games. Suzuki should still have every chance to work out of his slump, as Murphy is just 1-for-18 at the plate.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 2 weeks ago

Suzuki is returning to the starting lineup Monday, playing catcher and batting eighth, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Suzuki got off to a horrific start to the season, as his .087 batting average shows, but he'll get back into the lineup after sitting out three of the last four games. The 32-year-old will have to start hitting better soon, or else John Ryan Murphy could start taking more starts from him as the season goes along.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 3 weeks ago

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

Competitive Edge Analysis

Suzuki will find himself on the bench for the third time in four games, as manager Paul Molitor looks to see if 24-year-old John Ryan Murphy can inject some life into the Twins' dormant offense. The 32-year-old Suzuki has just two hits in 23 at-bats this season and could settle into a permanent backup role if Murphy excels in his next few starting chances.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 4 weeks ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Suzuki will get a breather after spending the first two games of the series behind the plate. Backup catcher John Ryan Murphy will serve as the battery mate for starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco.