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Kurt Suzuki signs contract extension with Twins

Kurt Suzuki signs contract extension with Twins Photo: Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Twins have signed catcher Kurt Suzuki to an extension, the team announced Thursday.

Suzuki signed a one-year, $2.8 million contract with the Twins in December. His extension runs though 2016, with a vesting option for 2017. Suzuki will earn $6 million each of the next two seasons.

The deal comes just days after it was reported that the Twins and Suzuki were not close to an extension

More: Athletics deal Tommy Milone to Twins for Sam Fuld

Suzuki, 30, made his first career All-Star appearance this season. He is batting .304/.367/.386 this season, with 41 RBIs. 

With Joe Mauer moving full-time from catcher to first base this season, Suzuki is the Twins' everyday catcher.

- Dan Gartland

 

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