DTDKurt Suzuki C MIN 11 hours ago

Suzuki (concussion) is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the A's, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Suzuki will be held out in favor of Juan Centeno for the second day in a row as a result of the concussion he suffered in Saturday's contest. While he is not ready for a full nine innings, he is available off the bench Monday, so it does not figure to be too long before he is back in the lineup.

DTDKurt Suzuki C MIN 1 day ago

Suzuki (concussion) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Paul Molitor said that Suzuki is feeling better, but the team will still keep the catcher on the bench while he contends with concussion-like symptoms. Juan Centeno will fill in for Suzuki behind the dish.

DTDKurt Suzuki C MIN 2 days ago

Suzuki was removed from Saturday night's game against the Mariners because of concussion-like symptoms, according to Phil Miller of the Star Tribune.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Suzuki was replaced after one at-bat by Juan Centeno. The fact that he passed the concussion protocol suggests he'll be available to play Sunday.

DTDKurt Suzuki C MIN 2 weeks ago

Suzuki homered, scored twice and knocked in two runs in a 2-for-4 game Monday against Detroit.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Suzuki had just two hits in May and has been hampered by a neck injury. The home run was his first extra-base hit since Suzuki doubled in a 1-for-4 game against Milwaukee on April 20 and his first home run of the season. Even with this breakout game, Suzuki is hitting just .208/.263/.319, and 26-year-old Juan Centeno (hitting .467/.500/.800 in his first five games) could continue to see chances behind the plate.

DTDKurt Suzuki C MIN 2 weeks ago

Suzuki (neck) is back in the lineup for Monday's matchup with the Tigers, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Suzuki missed the past two games and sat out five of the past seven games, so it's good to see the 32-year-old feels well enough to return to the lineup. The issue with his neck was never thought to be very serious, so he'll likely be able to play with some normalcy from now on.

DTDKurt Suzuki C MIN 2 weeks ago

Suzuki (neck) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Suzuki will sit out a second straight game with the neck injury. His absence will allow Juan Centeno to make another start after the 26-year-old went 2-for-3 with his first career home run in Saturday's win.

DTDKurt Suzuki C MIN 2 weeks ago

Suzuki is not in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Indians, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Suzuki will be replaced behind the plate by Juan Centeno. He has been dealing with an issue with his upper trap, but insists it is nothing major. However, this will be his third game missed out of the previous six for Minnesota.

DTDKurt Suzuki C MIN 3 weeks ago

Suzuki (neck) is in the lineup Monday against Baltimore.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Suzuki was held out of Sunday's game due to soreness in his upper trap, but he insisted that it was nothing major, so it's no surprise to see him back in the starting lineup Monday. With Suzuki behind the plate, Juan Centeno will return to a bench role.

DTDKurt Suzuki C MIN 3 weeks ago

Suzuki (neck) is available off the bench for Sunday's game against the White Sox, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Paul Molitor will hold Suzuki out of the starting lineup after he left Saturday's game with a stiff neck, but the injury isn't expected to cost the catcher much time. Juan Centeno will get the nod behind the plate Sunday, but Suzuki could be back in the lineup as soon as Monday's series opener against the Orioles.

DTDKurt Suzuki C MIN 3 weeks ago

Suzuki (shoulder) will not start Sunday against the White Sox, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Suzuki exited Saturday's contest with upper trap tightness but said he was fine following the completion of the game. His absence seems to be precautionary for Sunday, so there's not much reason to believe backup catcher Juan Centeno will need to start beyond Sunday.