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St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 13, 2014
Twins' Kurt Suzuki hits $100K bonus, on track for more

Twins' Kurt Suzuki hits $100K bonus, on track for more

HOUSTON -- Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki was left out of Wednesday's starting lineup against the Houston Astros despite ranking second in the American League with a .356 batting average in day games.

Twinsights: Kurt Suzuki collects first part of potential $500,000 bonus package

HOUSTON -- Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki was left out of Wednesday’s starting lineup against the Houston Astros despite ranking second in the American League with a .356 batting average in day games. However, he remains on track to collect his maximum of $500,000 in performance bonuses atop the one-year, $2.75 million contract he signed in December. On Monday night against the Astros, Suzuki made his 85th start of the season behind the plate, triggering a $100,000 bonus. He would receive the same amount with his 95th start, followed by bonuses of $150,000 apiece for making 105 and 115 starts....
Rotoworld Aug 10, 2014

Suzuki doubles, drives in two in win over A's - Kurt Suzuki (C) Minnesota Twins

Kurt Suzuki went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in a win over the A's on Sunday.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 10, 2014

Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki finally getting his game back

OAKLAND, Calif. -- As the final stages of negotiation took place, as Kurt Suzuki and agent Dan Lozano hammered out a contract extension that would give the all-star catcher a modicum of professional security, there was one final item that could have been discussed.
AaronGleeman.com Aug 1, 2014

Twins trade Sam Fuld for Tommy Milone, sign Kurt Suzuki to extension

This year's otherwise hectic and blockbuster-filled trade deadline came and went yesterday afternoon without a big splash from the Twins, but they did make one trade and one non-trade by sending outfielder Sam Fuld to the A's for left-hander Tommy Milone and signing catcher Kurt Suzuki to a two-year, $12 million contract extension with a […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jul 31, 2014
Twins: Tommy Milone, acquired for Sam Fuld, has backer in Kurt Suzuki

Twins: Tommy Milone, acquired for Sam Fuld, has backer in Kurt Suzuki

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When the Twins asked Kurt Suzuki about ex-Oakland teammate Tommy Milone, the veteran catcher didn't hesitate to recommend the soft-tossing left-hander.

TFD: Suzuki signing shows how Twins feel about Pinto

News Thursday that the Twins have signed catcher Kurt Suzuki to a two-year extension (with a third-year vesting option) obviously says a lot about what they think of Suzuki. He’s having a very good season, and they’re banking on at least some semblance of that production — and handling of pitchers — for the duration of Suzuki’s contract. But perhaps the move says just as much, of not more, about the stalled progress of Josmil Pinto. We presumed going into the season that Pinto was the team’s catcher of the future. He showed plenty of pop in a brief stint in 2013. He hit well again...
Twinkie Town Jul 31, 2014

Twins trade deadline wrap

So, that didn't go exactly as we all thought it would, now, did it? Sometimes the MLB Trade Deadline is terribly anticlimactic. There's buzz-buzz-buzz all week, a lot of conjecture from all corners of the Twittersphere, and then...nothing. But that didn't happen this year. Twins extend Kurt Suzuki Breaking down Suzuki's two-year contract that includes a third year vesting option. The A's turned themselves into the American League favorites by acquiring Jon Lester and achieving the status of Best Rotation in the American League. Naturally, the Tigers didn't like it and so they traded...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jul 31, 2014
Twins sign Kurt Suzuki to two-year $12M extension

Twins sign Kurt Suzuki to two-year $12M extension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kurt Suzuki is going to stay for a while after all.

Twinsights: Twins sign Kurt Suzuki to two-year contract extension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kurt Suzuki is going to stay for a while after all. The Twins and the all-star catcher have agreed to a two-year contract extension for $12 million -- $6 million in each of the next two seasons. The deal also includes a vesting option for 2017, also at $6 million. The vesting option is based on plate appearances in 2016. That figure is considered reachable provided Suzuki stays healthy and continues to produce. “He brings some stability,” Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said. “He’s done a nice job behind the plate. He has a good rapport with the......
Twinkie Town Jul 31, 2014
Twins sign Kurt Suzuki to extension

Twins sign Kurt Suzuki to extension

Per Jon Heyman. Per Jon Heyman on Twitter, the Minnesota Twins have signed Kurt Suzuki to an extension. Source: #Twins sign Suzuki to extension. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2014 Suzuki, 30, has hit .304/.367/.386 this season in what has been his first year as an above average hitter. His career OPS+ is just 89, but in spite of his lack of a track record his agents have been pulling for an extension with terms on par with what free agent catchers were awarded this past off-season; that meant a contract worth $7 to $9 million annually, and we also know that Suzuki's...
KFFL Jul 31, 2014

Twins | Kurt Suzuki lands extension

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki signed a two-year, $12 million contract extension Thursday, July 31. ...
KFFL Jul 31, 2014

Twins | Not close to extension with Kurt Suzuki

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki and the team are "very far apart" in contract extension ...
KFFL Jul 31, 2014

Twins | Extension for Kurt Suzuki?

The Minnesota Twins and C Kurt Suzuki have had discussions about an extension, and there's ...

Postgame Twinsights: “I want him here,” Phil Hughes says of catcher Kurt Suzuki

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On the final night before Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline, Phil Hughes and Kurt Suzuki combined on their 11th quality start of the season. Hughes sincerely hopes they get another chance to work together next Tuesday against San Diego. With no indication Suzuki and the Twins will be able to hammer out a contract extension before 3 p.m. Central on Thursday, I asked Hughes what his level of hope was that the Twins would rebuff potential trade suitors in other markets for the pending free agent. "It’s pretty high," Hughes said. "He’s been so great for us. Obvi......

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