Kurt Suzuki C MIN 4 Months

Suzuki is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

After starting behind the plate for Saturday night's tilt, Suzuki will be rested for Sunday's afternoon affair. Suzuki will give way to Eric Fryer, who along with Josmil Pinto, could cut into Suzuki's workload in September, when rosters expand.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 4 Months

Suzuki is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Indians, Tyler Mason of FOX Sports North reports.

Suzuki's absence seems odd considering he received a day off on Monday, but perhaps manager Ron Gardenhire is just looking to preserve him for the final stanza of the season. The Twins have made it clear that Suzuki is a player they value by virtue of the two-year contract extension he received in July, so he could receive some time off down the stretch as the team looks to give some of their less experienced catchers (such as Josmil Pinto) some at-bats.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 4 Months

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

Suzuki has been hammering the ball over his last six appearances, batting .296 (8-for-27) with one homer, three doubles, three RBI, four runs, and two walks versus two strikeouts. In his stead, Eric Fryer is manning the backstop and batting eighth in the order.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 5 Months

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

Suzuki will get a day of rest Satruday after two straight starts behind the plate. Eric Fryer will get the call for his major league debut in Suzuki's place and will bat eighth for the Twins.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 5 Months

Suzuki is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Padres, Tyler Mason of FSN North reports.

Suzuki will take a seat for the second game of a two-game series with the Padres. Eric Fryer will start behind the plate in his place and bat eighth for the Twins.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 5 Months

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles are not pursuing Twins' catcher Kurt Suzuki.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported a few days ago that the O's and Cardinals were showing trade interest in Suzuki, but Baltimore apparently feels content with their in-house options. St. Louis might also be out as an option after their recent addition of A.J. Pierzynski.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 5 Months

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Orioles and Cardinals are among the teams showing trade interest in Kurt Suzuki.

The report backs up Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, who said in an interview earlier Friday that Suzuki was "in play" for the Cards. Suzuki makes sense for both clubs, as the Orioles (Matt Wieters) and the Cardinals (Yadier Molina) have both lost catchers to injury. The Twins have tried to extend the All-Star catcher, but talks didn't get very far. Suzuki is hitting .308 this season and has batted .348/.413/.409 over his last 19 games.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 5 Months

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 5 Months

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 6 Months

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.