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.
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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