The Twins can't say enough good things about Kurt Suzuki. Suzuki couldn't be happier with his decision to sign a one-year deal with the Twins this offseason. So, what about an extension? After all, it was only about a month further into the 2012 season (June 29) that the Twins gave a two-year, $7 million extension to catcher Ryan Doumit after signing him for one year at $3 million. "Too early," a person close to the situation said. For his part, Suzuki is open to anything after playing for three different teams since late August. "It's something that I think you'd be crazy not to listen," Suzuki said. "You're always open to those things. The thing with me, being a free agent at the end of the year, if you keep it up you could put yourself in a good spot." Suzuki entered Wednesday's game ranked third among all regular catchers with a .363 on-base percentage and his combined on-base/slugging percentage of .769 ranked fifth. He also has has served as a valuable mentor to 25-year-old rookie Josmil Pinto. After signing a one-year, $2.75 million deal that includes $500,000 in bonuses, Suzuki could be in line to cash in this offseason if he keeps hitting like this.
Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki open to discussing extension with team
St. Paul Pioneer Press | May 29