Kurt Suzuki C MIN 3 Hrs

Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch said in an interview on CBS Sports 920 Friday that the Cardinals trading for a catcher is "in play."

Strauss mentioned Kurt Suzuki as someone who "would make sense," which is no surprise since the Cards are known to be scouting the Twins backstop. Tony Cruz and George Kottaras are batting a combined .156 (5-for-32) since Yadier Molina (thumb) went down, so St. Louis could look to upgrade for the next month or so until Yadi returns.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 4 Days

According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Twins recently explored a contract extension with Kurt Suzuki but "the talks didn't go very far."

Suzuki is having a career year offensively, boasting a .305/.364/.389 batting line in 82 games, and may look to cash in on the open market this winter given that productive catchers are in high demand. He signed a one-year, $2.75 million free agent contract with Minnesota last offseason. The Twins could shop the 30-year-old catcher at the July 31 trade deadline if they don't feel like they can afford to re-sign him.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 22 Days

Kurt Suzuki went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

Suzuki slumped badly towards the end of June, but has started to pick things up again lately. The catcher has quietly been among the more productive catchers in the league, slashing .303/.361/.394 with two home runs and 34 RBI on the season.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 24 Days

Kurt Suzuki reached base four times in the win over the Royals on Tuesday, finishing 2-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and a run scored.

Suzuki scored one of the Twins' 10 runs on the evening in the fourth inning and drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in a run in the sixth. Suzuki is hitting a surprisingly useful .304/.362/.392 as the team's primary catcher this season.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 1 Month

Kurt Suzuki had three hits against the White Sox.

Suzuki went 3-for-4, singling twice and tossing in a double for good measure. He knocked in his 32nd run on an infield single in the third. The free agent acquisition has put up a nice season for the Twins, batting .315/.376/.414.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 2 Months

Kurt Suzuki hit an inside-the-park home run Tuesday as the Twins beat the Padres 5-3.

Suzuki's eighth inning home run actually cleared the left field wall, replays showed. The ball bounced back into play and left fielder Seth Smith treated it as such, ignoring the sphere as Suzuki motored around the bases. Nobody appealed, so it went down in the books as an inside-the-parker, Minnesota's first since Joe Mauer in 2007. Suzuki has been a pleasant fantasy surprise, slashing .310/.374/.434 with two homers and 27 RBI.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 2 Months

Kurt Suzuki went 3-for-5 with a double and scored the winning run Thursday as the Twins beat the Red Sox 4-3 in extra innings.

It was practically a carbon copy of Tuesday's game for Suzuki, who had three hits and scored the walkoff winner both times. This time, it was Aaron Hicks who plated him, singling in front of Grady Sizemore in the 10th. Suzuki has his average back up to .325 following his fifth three-hit game of the season.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 2 Months

Kurt Suzuki went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Suzuki delivered an RBI single in the fifth inning, and he scored the winning run on Chris Parmelee's walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth. Suzuki now has 25 RBI to go with a .314/.390/.410 line. He's hit safely in seven of his last nine games.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 3 Months

Kurt Suzuki's two-run single in the seventh inning on Friday provided all of the offense the Twins would need to edge out the Tigers 2-1.

The veteran backstop has had a resurgence hitting near the top of manager Ron Gardenhire's lineup on Minnesota, hitting .302/.381/.406 with 24 RBI on the young season. He certainly won't continue at this pace, but as long as he's seeing regular playing time, he's a strong option in two-catcher mixed leagues.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 3 Months

Kurt Suzuki went 3-for-3 with three RBI as the Twins beat the Orioles 5-2 on Sunday.

Suzuki drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth inning before delivering a two-run double in the seventh inning to ice the victory. The part-time catcher has been a surprising offensive force when he's played this season, batting .325 with 22 RBI in 77 at-bats. Josmil Pinto is still the starting catcher for the Twins, but Suzuki could continue to garner more playing time with his hot bat.