Kurt Suzuki

Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 203
Bat: R
Throw: R
College: Cal State Fullerton
Birth Place: Wailuku, Hawaii
Draft: 2004 2nd round by the
  • Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a homer Wednesday in the Braves’ loss to the Blue Jays.
    Advice: Suzuki launched a solo homer off J.A. Happ in the second inning, then drove in a run with an RBI single in the ninth. The veteran backstop has hit safely in six of his last seven contests while raising his season average from .262 to .281. Still available in 64 percent of Yahoo leagues, Suzuki boasts a higher OPS (.822) than Buster Posey (.792), Willson Contreras (.786) and Gary Sanchez (.722) among others at his position.
  • Kurt Suzuki (head) will return to the Braves' lineup as the designated hitter Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
    Advice: Suzuki was hit in the side of the head by the backswing of the Padres' Raffy Lopez, but fortunately he passed all concussion tests. The Braves have the luxury of the DH spot for the interleague series to ease him back into things.
  • Kurt Suzuki (head) was removed from Sunday's game against the Padres as a precaution and is considered day-to-day.
    Advice: Suzuki was hit in the side of the head by the backswing of the Padres' Raffy Lopez, but he doesn't have any concussion symptoms. The Braves are off Monday and he could conceivably be available to play Tuesday.
  • Kurt Suzuki was lifted from Sunday's game versus the Padres after Raffy Lopez's backswing caught Suzuki in the side of the head.
    Advice: Suzuki is surely headed for concussion tests and an update on his condition should be available later Sunday. Tyler Flowers replaced him behind the plate.
  • Kurt Suzuki (flu) is back in the Braves' starting lineup Wednesday against the Mets.
    Advice: Suzuki had been sidelined since last Friday with a flu bug. He will start at catcher and bat fifth in the matinee game against Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom.