Kurt Suzuki C MIN 3 weeks ago

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

Suzuki started the last three games, so Eric Fryer will start the final contest before the All-Star break. Unless he tacks something on as a pinch-hitter, Suzuki will finish the first half with three homers, 26 RBI and 21 runs, along with a .235/.291/.313 slash line.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 1 month ago

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

Suzuki will take a seat for the second time in four games, as his batting line has fallen to .225/.311/.285 for the season. In his stead, Chris Herrmann will man the backstop and bat eighth in the order.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 1 month ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Reds.

Suzuki will receive the day game off Wednesday after catching each of the last three contests. Chris Herrmann will catch Trevor May in his place and he'll bat sixth against the Reds.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 1 month ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Saturday against Milwaukee.

Suzuki will get the day off Saturday with manager Paul Molitor deciding to use a left-handed bat in Chris Herrmann against righty Matt Garza. He'll likely be back behind the plate for Sunday's series finale in Milwaukee.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 1 month ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, Tyler Mason of FOX Sports North reports.

Suzuki has caught three straight games and six of the last seven, so it was time for a regular maintenance day. Chris Herrmann will take over behind the plate.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 1 month ago

Suzuki went 2-for-4 Saturday with a solo shot off Jon Lester, his third home run of the season.

While Suzuki's managed to match last season's home run total, his .233/.297/.317 is a pale shadow of his overall performance at the plate in 2014. His defensive skills will keep getting him playing time, but there's little reason to have him on your fantasy roster.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 1 month ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Suzuki is getting the night off Wednesday against Cardinals righty Carlos Martinez. Chris Herrmann will take Suzuki's place behind the plate and bat eighth in the order. Suzuki could be back in the lineup for Thursday's early afternoon game, however.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 2 months ago

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

Suzuki will get some rest after starting five straight games, with Chris Herrmann filling in per usual. The veteran catcher hasn't had a good June so far, hitting just .171/.216.171 in the month with a single RBI.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 2 months ago

Suzuki is not in Saturday's lineup against the Brewers, Tyler Mason of Fox Sports North reports.

Suzuki has had five hits in his last two games, but will opt to get some rest and let Chris Herrmann man the backstop instead. There's not much to worry about, Suzuki will likely be back for some interleague action Sunday.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 2 months ago

Suzuki got on base all five times up Thursday against Boston, collecting three singles, two walks, an RBI and a run scored.

The Hawaiian backstop has not hit well this year, but Thursday certainly represents one of his better efforts. Of course, he's had several big games, but has struggled to establish any degree of consistency -- hence the .239 average and .641 OPS.