Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
7 days ago

Suzuki went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old is now hitting .429/.455/.762 through 21 spring at-bats, with five of his nine hits going for extra bases, while Tyler Flowers is muddling along with a .150/.261/.150 line. There's been no indication yet from Braves manager Brian Snitker that Flowers' starting job is in jeopardy, but if Suzuki keeps raking to close out the spring, he could find himself getting a lot more playing time than expected in April.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
1 week ago

Suzuki went 1-for-2 with a walk and a two-run home run in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

The blast was his first of the spring, and Suzuki is now hitting .389/.421/.722 through 18 at-bats. With Tyler Flowers only hitting .176/.300/.176 through his first 17 at-bats of the spring, the Braves may find themselves with some tough decisions to make behind the plate by the time Opening Day rolls around.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
2 weeks ago

Suzuki went 3-for-3 with three doubles, a run scored and two RBI in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

He's hitting .375 (6-for-16) this spring, and while the 33-year-old Suzuki offers limited offensive upside -- he last hit double-digit homers in 2011, and has hit above .260 only once in the five years since then -- he could see a surprising amount of playing time in 2017 if Tyler Flowers regresses. In NL-only formats that require two catchers, Suzuki could have more value than comparable endgame options.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
2 months ago

Suzuki is expected to sign with the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The terms of the deal are unknown at this point, but Suzuki will now join a backstop rotation that already features Tyler Flowers and Anthony Recker. Flowers and Suzuki are expected to serve as the top two options, with Recker in line for spot starts as the No. 3 catcher. The 33-year-old Suzuki slashed .258/.301/.403 with eight home runs in 106 games for the Twins in 2016.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
6 months ago

Suzuki isn't expected to start in either of Minnesota's final two games, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki is banged up after taking many foul balls off his body the past few weeks. He's unlikely to return to the Twins in the offseason as he completes the final year of a two-year contract.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
6 months ago

Suzuki (face) is back in the lineup Friday, catching and batting fifth, LaVelle Neal of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Suzuki sat out Thursday's matchup with a lacerated chin, but it seems that his chin is no longer bothering him enough to keep him out of the lineup. He'll reassume his normal role as the backstop for the Twins on Friday and likely going forward.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
6 months ago

Suzuki (chin) is out of the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports.

EDGE Analysis

He left Wednesday's game with a lacerated chin, which he suffered when taking a foul tip to the mask. Juan Centeno will get the start behind the dish and hit eighth Thursday.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
6 months ago

Suzuki left Wednesday's game with a lacerated chin, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

A foul tip caught Suzuki's catcher's mask and it seems the mask dug into his chin, breaking the skin. The same thing happened to Suzuki in July, but he was available off the bench the very next day after receiving eight stitches.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
7 months ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Suzuki set to become a free agent this offseason, the Twins may be looking to explore some of their other internal options at catcher. Suzuki, who has served as the team's primary starter at the position this season, will sit out for the third game in a row, allowing Juan Centeno to pick up a turn behind the plate.

Kurt Suzuki
C ATL
7 months ago

Suzuki is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Twins firmly out of the mix for playoff contention, Suzuki could receive frequent rest down the stretch as manager Paul Molitor looks to find at-bats for John Ryan Murphy, who will start Sunday after being recalled from Triple-A Rochester over the weekend. Sunday's game marks the second time in as many days that Suzuki will get a breather.