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St. Paul Pioneer Press Apr 21, 2015

Minnesota Twins: Kurt Suzuki's grit wins high praise from Royals' Kendall

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Watching Kurt Suzuki crumple in pain Monday night, Jason Kendall immediately feared the worst.

Twinsights: Jason Kendall can't say enough about Kurt Suzuki's grit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Watching Kurt Suzuki crumple in pain Monday night, Jason Kendall immediately feared the worst. “My heart dropped,” Kendall said Tuesday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium. Kendall, now a Royals special instructor, helped mentor Suzuki when he was the Oakland A’s top catching prospect a decade ago. They were inseparable for three straight spring camps, from 2005-07, and later teamed together for Suzuki’s first five weeks in the majors.  Kendall, Suzuki has said, “is who I try to model myself after. They don’t make them like that any more.” The same might be said...

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