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KURT SUZUKI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Current Braves, former Cal State Fullerton catcher Kurt Suzuki steps up for ill 3-year-old

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1 day ago

The Atlanta Braves can be NL contenders in 2017

There is no down time around SunTrust Park. It’s crunch time. The soon-to-be new home to the Atlanta Braves is less than 50 days away from opening its doors.Inside the park, signage is being added to the stadium sections. And the dirt below the infield and outfield grass is awaiting the laying of the natural turf. Despite holding less people than their former home, Turner Field...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Kurt Suzuki steps up big time for ill 3-year-old

The latest social media effort, the #TruckerToughChallenge, began Jan. 31.About four months earlier, the Dukes family had stopped radiation on their little Trucker, ending all of the conventional cancer treatment that his mother, Shauna, had labeled “soooo toxic.”Trucker, 3, had been through enough while fighting Stage IV Neuroblastoma -- not just radiation, but also chemotherapy...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Kurt Suzuki and Braves complete $1.5 million, 1-year deal

ATLANTA (AP) Kurt Suzuki and the Atlanta Braves finalized their $1.5 million, one-year contract, giving the team another experienced catcher to share time with Tyler Flowers. The agreement was announced by the team on Monday after Suzuki passed his physical. Suzuki could earn an additional $2.5 million in performance bonuses based on starts at catcher. Suzuki, 33, hit .258 with...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Braves reach agreement on 1-year deal with Suzuki

ATLANTA (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran catcher Kurt Suzuki. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the agreement will not become official until Suzuki passes a physical. The 33-year-old Suzuki likely will share time with returning starter Tyler Flowers...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Suzuki Avoids Tag At Home Plate With Crazy Elusive Slide (Video)

Sometimes, all it takes is a good slide — just ask Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki. Minnesota trailed the Kansas City Royals by one in the seventh inning Sunday night. With Suzuki on third base and shortstop Danny Santana at the plate, the Twins had a golden opportunity to tie the game up. But Santana hit a weak ground ball to Royals first baseman Billy Butler that didn’t...
Via NESN.com
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins lock up catcher Suzuki for at least two more years

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki's name was mentioned amid the trade rumors as Thursday's trade deadline approached. Instead of dealing the All-Star catcher, Minnesota locked him up for at least two more years. The Twins announced shortly after Thursday's 3 p.m. CT trade deadline that they signed Suzuki to a two-year, $12 million contract extension, with a vesting option...
Via Fox Sports North
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Suzuki and Perkins to All-Star Game

Glen Perkins   The final ballot numbers have been gathered, and the Minnesota Twins will have two representatives headed to the All-Star Break: Glen Perkins and Kurt Suzuki.   Glen Perkins Heading to his second straight All-Star Game, Glen Perkins was chosen through manager selection. So far this season, Perkins has a 3-0 record and a 3.22 ERA over 36.1 innings pitched in...
Via isportsweb.com
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Durable Suzuki playing like All-Star on offense, defense for Twins

If Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki plays in next month's All-Star Game at Target Field, it will likely be a result of the numbers he's put up offensively -- many of which have exceeded expectations. It's the things Suzuki has done behind the plate, however, that have been equally as valuable of an addition for Minnesota this season. When the Twins were looking for a free-agent catcher...
Via Fox Sports North
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Suzuki contritubes offensively

Kurt Suzuki Ever since Kurt Suzuki joined the Minnesota Twins, he has stepped up in some important situations. Suzuki played college ball while attending California State University, Fullerton. During the 2004 College World Series championship, Suzuki hit an RBI single with two out in the bottom of the seventh to give his team the win over the Texas Longhorns. Suzuki won the Johnny...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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