Suzuki was picked in the second round of the 2004 Major League Baseball draft by the Athletics and assigned to the Single-A Vancouver Canadians, where he batted .297 with only one error in 46 games.
In 2005, he played his first full season of professional baseball with the Stockton Ports of Single-A. Suzuki had a .277 average, 12 home runs, 65 RBIs, and a.440 slugging percentage in 114 games.
Suzuki batted .285 with a.392 OBP after being promoted to the Double-A Midland RockHounds in 2006. He began the 2007 season with the Sacramento River Cats at the Triple-A level.
Suzuki joined the main league team on June 9, 2007, following the trade of catcher Adam Melhuse to the Texas Rangers, and made his major league debut three days later as a pinch hitter against the Houston Astros.
Suzuki hit his first career grand slam in the second inning against the Seattle Mariners on September 10, 2007.
Suzuki started the 2008 season as the primary catcher, with Rob Bowen serving as the backup. Suzuki started 18 of the team’s first 20 regular-season games. In 148 games, he hit .279 and had a.279 batting average.
Suzuki batted .274 in 147 games in 2009, setting a career-high with 15 home runs and 88 RBIs. Suzuki became the second A’s catcher in franchise history to lead the team in RBIs.
He also led the team in hits (156), doubles (37) and total bases (240), and was second only to teammate Jack Cust in home runs and runs scored.
Kurt Suzuki Contract
Kurt Suzuki agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,750,000 with the Los Angeles Angels, with $1,750,000 guaranteed.
Kurt Suzuki Salary
Kurt Suzuki earns an average of $1,750,000 each year. Suzuki will be paid a base salary of $1,750,000 in 2022.
Kurt Suzuki Net Worth
Kurt Suzuki has an estimated net worth of $25 million