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Kurt Suzuki
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Team: AtlantaHt / Wt: 5-11 / 203 NFBC ADP: 484.95
Position: CBorn: 10/4/1983 Birthplace: Wailuku, Hawaii
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 2nd Round by Athletics (2004)

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Jan. 22 11:35 AM PT12:35 PM MT1:35 PM CT2:35 PM ET14:35 ET19:35 GMT3:35 12:35 PM MST2:35 PM EST3:05 PM VEN23:35 UAE1:35 PM CT-The Braves have agreed to a one-year deal with Suzuki.
Analysis: The 33-year-old Suzuki likely will share time with returning starter Tyler Flowers. Atlanta also has Anthony Recker, who was Flowers' backup last season. Suzuki spent the last three seasons with Minnesota and hit .258 with eight homers and 49 RBIs last year.
Oct. 1 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Suzuki was not in the starting lineup again Friday as he continues to work through "taking a beating."
Analysis: Twins manager Paul Molitor said if Suzuki does play this weekend, it would likely be in a pinch-hitting or designated hitting role.
Sep. 14 8:10 PM PT9:10 PM MT10:10 PM CT11:10 PM ET23:10 ET3:10 GMT11:10 8:10 PM MST10:10 PM EST10:40 PM VEN7:10 UAE (+1)10:10 PM CT-Suzuki is not likely to play for the Twins until this weekend after suffering a five-stitch cut on his chin Wednesday night. Manager Paul Molitor will probably DH Suzuki before he catches again.
Analysis: Suzuki hit a three-run homer - his eighth of the season - before departing. He's gone 1 for 4 in three straight games after an 0-for-12 slide.
Aug. 17 9:34 AM PT10:34 AM MT11:34 AM CT12:34 PM ET12:34 ET16:34 GMT0:34 9:34 AM MST11:34 AM EST12:04 PM VEN20:34 UAE11:34 AM CT-Suzuki had an RBI single and the Twins beat the Braves 4-2 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Suzuki is hitting .322 with 26 RBIs in his last 42 games and batting .458 with two homers, four doubles and 10 RBIs in his last six interleague contests.
July 28 7:03 AM PT8:03 AM MT9:03 AM CT10:03 AM ET10:03 ET14:03 GMT22:03 7:03 AM MST9:03 AM EST9:33 AM VEN18:03 UAE9:03 AM CT-Suzuki went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer Wednesday.
Analysis: He's 7 for 19 in his last six games.
July 23 5:42 PM PT6:42 PM MT7:42 PM CT8:42 PM ET20:42 ET0:42 GMT8:42 5:42 PM MST7:42 PM EST8:12 PM VEN4:42 UAE (+1)7:42 PM CT-Suzuki left Saturday night's game against the Boston Red Sox in the second inning after getting hit in the mask with a foul ball.
Analysis: Suzuki appeared to have a cut on his chin as he walked to the dugout with a team trainer. Boston's Dustin Pedroia was at the plate and fouled one off the catcher. Suzuki was replaced by Juan Centeno.
July 23 9:18 AM PT10:18 AM MT11:18 AM CT12:18 PM ET12:18 ET16:18 GMT0:18 9:18 AM MST11:18 AM EST11:48 AM VEN20:18 UAE11:18 AM CT-Suzuki was not in the starting lineup for the Twins on Friday, getting some rest and avoiding the heat. The temperature at gametime was 92 degrees.
Analysis: Twins manager Paul Molitor said Suzuki should return Saturday. However, Suzuki is batting .212 with 11 strikeouts in 33 at-bats against scheduled starter David Price.
July 11 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Suzuki had two doubles and a single, driving in two, in a 15-5 win Sunday at the AL-leading Texas Rangers.
Analysis: Suzuki is 10 for 21 with seven RBIs over his last five games.
July 8 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Suzuki homered, singled, drove in two runs and scored a pair in Thursday's win in Texas.
Analysis: It was a third straight multihit game and second consecutive two-RBI game for Suzuki, who is batting .426 with 12 RBIs in his last 13 games.
June 29 9:02 AM PT10:02 AM MT11:02 AM CT12:02 PM ET12:02 ET16:02 GMT0:02 9:02 AM MST11:02 AM EST11:32 AM VEN20:02 UAE11:02 AM CT-Suzuki stayed hot Tuesday, going 2 for 4 with a double.
Analysis: Suzuki is 10 for 19 over his last five games and is batting .386 with 15 RBIs in his past 19.
June 24 7:29 PM PT8:29 PM MT9:29 PM CT10:29 PM ET22:29 ET2:29 GMT10:29 7:29 PM MST9:29 PM EST9:59 PM VEN6:29 UAE (+1)9:29 PM CT-Suzuki had two hits Friday.
Analysis: Suzuki is batting a sizzling .381 over his last 17 contests.
June 22 10:34 AM PT11:34 AM MT12:34 PM CT1:34 PM ET13:34 ET17:34 GMT1:34 10:34 AM MST12:34 PM EST1:04 PM VEN21:34 UAE12:34 PM CT-Suzuki gave a huge performance Tuesday, going 4 for 5 with a home run, two doubles and six RBIs in a 14-10 win over the Phillies.
Analysis: Since batting .200 in late May, Suzuki has hit .375 with three homers, five doubles and 15 RBIs in his last 15 games.
Apr. 9 3:55 PM PT4:55 PM MT5:55 PM CT6:55 PM ET18:55 ET22:55 GMT6:55 3:55 PM MST5:55 PM EST6:25 PM VEN2:55 UAE (+1)5:55 PM CT-Suzuki went 2 for 4 with a double and triple on Friday.
Analysis: They were his first extra-base hits of the season.

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