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Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Exits game late

Suzuki (undisclosed) was removed from Wednesday's game against the Giants after getting hit in the mask with a foul ball, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Taylor Ward replaced Suzuki as the catcher in Wednesday's extra-innings affair. Details about Suzuki's condition should be disclosed following the game.
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Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Another start Thursday

Suzuki will start behind the plate and bat fifth Thursday against the Tigers. Suzuki will start for the second time in the last three games. He briefly battled a leg injury last week but appears to be back to full health. Max Stassi will be on the bench as a result.
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Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Back in action Tuesday

Suzuki (leg) is starting behind the plate and batting seventh Tuesday against the A's. The veteran catcher has been battling leg soreness since being hit by a pitch on the back of the left leg Friday, but he'll rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's matchup. Suzuki should continue to see occasional starts to spell starting backstop Max Stassi.
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Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Day-to-day with sore left leg

Suzuki is considered day-to-day after being hit by a pitch on the back of his left leg Friday, MLB.com reports. Suzuki was replaced by a pinch runner after the hit-by-pitch occurred in the 10th inning of Friday's win, and he gave way behind the plate to Max Stassi on Saturday. Stassi is starting again Sunday, but he is considered the Angels' primary catcher, so his presence in the lineup on back-to-back days may have no connection to Suzuki's leg issue. The Angels have not called up a catcher to provide insurance behind the plate, so Suzuki figures to be well enough to play if needed.
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Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Perfect at the dish

Suzuki went 3-for-3 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Friday's 6-5 win over Arizona. Suzuki opened the scoring with a solo blast to left in the third inning, singled in the fourth and sixth and was hit by a pitch in both the eighth and 10th innings in what was easily his best game of the season. Though he's still capable of strong performances like this one, Suzuki remains the Angels' No. 2 catcher behind Max Stassi and the team has shown a reluctance to work the 37-year-old too hard.
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Angels' Kurt Suzuki: On bench Monday

Suzuki is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports. Suzuki and Anthony Bemboom have now alternated starts behind the plate over the past four games, and the two will likely continue to split work at catcher until Max Stassi (concussion) is reinstated from the injured list. Over 96 plate appearances on the season, Suzuki has slashed .202/.277/.274 with a career-worst 18.8 percent strikeout rate.
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Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Not starting Saturday

Suzuki isn't starting Saturday's game against the Athletics. Suzuki had lost out on work to Drew Butera recently, but Suzuki will remain on the bench even after Butera was designated for assignment Saturday. Anthony Bemboom will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
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Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Resting Sunday

Suzuki is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers. With Max Stassi (concussion) on the 7-day injured list, Suzuki has temporarily taken over as the Angels' No. 1 catcher. After going 1-for-9 at the dish while starting in three of the Angels' last four games, Suzuki will be getting a routine breather for the series finale. Drew Butera will fill in for Suzuki at catcher, working in a battery with Jose Quintana.
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Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Not starting Friday

Suzuki isn't starting Friday's game against the Dodgers, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports. Suzuki had gone just 1-for-6 in his last two games. Drew Butera will take over behind the plate and bat ninth.
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Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Could catch for Ohtani often

Suzuki has connected well as Shohei Ohtani's battery mate, and the two could be paired up frequently moving forward, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Max Stassi was activated from the injured list Thursday and figures to work as the Angels' primary catcher, but Suzuki should still start a few times a week. It appears that he could be a mainstay behind the plate in games that Ohtani pitches, as Maddon "values familiarity" with the flamethrowing hurler. Suzuki has fared well enough at the dish this season to warrant continued playing time, slashing .243/.326/.351 with a home run and four RBI.
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Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Takes seat Sunday

Suzuki is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros. Suzuki recently picked up an elbow injury, but he was able to start behind the plate in Saturday's 16-2 loss, going 0-for-2 while reaching base on a hit by pitch. He'll cede catching duties to Anthony Bemboom in the series finale.
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Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Back in action Saturday

Suzuki (elbow) is starting Saturday's game against the Astros. Suzuki missed Friday's game due to an elbow injury, but he'll start behind the dish and bat eighth Saturday. In his last four games, Suzuki has gone 3-for-14 with a home run, three RBI and three strikeouts.
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Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Slugs first homer

Suzuki went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run Tuesday in the Angels' 6-2 win over the Rangers. Though he's in his age-37 season, Suzuki has proven himself to be one of the better offensive catchers in baseball over the past half decade. The Angels envision him filling more of a part-time role in 2021, but he'll be in store for the bulk of the starts behind the dish while Max Stassi (thumb) is on the injured list. Considering Stassi has yet to resume catching workouts, Suzuki should benefit from at least one more week as the Angels' No. 1 backstop.
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Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Takes seat Saturday

Suzuki isn't starting Saturday's game against the Twins, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. Suzuki went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Friday's series opener against Minnesota. Anthony Bemboom will take over behind the dish Saturday, batting ninth.
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Angels' Kurt Suzuki: Quiet at plate this spring

Suzuki is slashing .250/.368/.250 with two RBI across nine Cactus League games. Suzuki has struck out only once in his 16 at-bats, but he has yet to collect an extra-base hit. He's likely to back up Max Stassi behind the plate for the Angels this season.