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Kurt Suzuki

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  • Positivity, preparation make Nationals' Suzuki a leader

    George Horton ran a college baseball powerhouse at Cal State-Fullerton, the kind of program that had no place for someone like Kurt Suzuki. Horton had never seen or heard of Suzuki before a scout pal mentioned the high schooler in Hawaii. "We didn't...
  • Jason Hammel guides Orioles to 6-2 win over Nationals

    Jason Hammel guides Orioles to 6-2 win over Nationals
    Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel, even when he has put up a so-called “quality start” this season, has been visibly and vocally disappointed by how he has pitched. By his exacting standards, he needs to do more, command his fastball...
  • Orioles closer Jim Johnson got a warm welcome from Baltimore crowd Wednesday

    The last time Orioles closer Jim Johnson had walked off the mound, it was after his fourth blown save in five opportunities Sunday, when was unable to preserve a three-run ninth-inning lead in a 6-5 walk-off loss to Toronto at Rogers Centre. But when...
  • Freddy Garcia wins unlikely pitcher's duel as Orioles take 3 of 4 from Nationals

    Freddy Garcia wins unlikely pitcher's duel as Orioles take 3 of 4 from Nationals
    The clinic that Orioles right-hander Freddy Garcia put on Thursday night against the Washington Nationals wasn't one in power pitching, but it was effective nonetheless. After the Orioles and Nationals combined for 14 homers the previous two nights, the...
  • Nationals GM Rizzo says bench is a likely target for deal

    With Major League Baseball's trade deadline Wednesday at 4 p.m., Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo does not see the next two days as an opportunity to blow up a struggling team or a chance to spark a late-season push. "We're going to...
  • Orioles acquire minor league catcher David Freitas to complete Jim Johnson trade

    Orioles acquire minor league catcher David Freitas to complete Jim Johnson trade
    The Orioles have acquired minor league catcher David Freitas as the player to be named later in the deal that sent closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics for infielder Jemile Weeks last week. Freitas, 24, was selected in the 15th round out of the...
  • Power rankings: No. 8 Braves

    Power rankings: No. 8 Braves
    No. 8 Braves: 23rd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Phillies. Isn't every action supposed to bring an equal opposite reaction? Frank Wren must not have gotten the message. While the Red Sox's 7-20 September led to sweeping changes...
  • Orioles notebook: Demotion to Rockies bullpen helped Hammel fine-tune focus

    Orioles notebook: Demotion to Rockies bullpen helped Hammel fine-tune focus
    Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel says he's a much different pitcher from the one who last faced the New York Yankees in 2008. Through four starts this season, Hammel — acquired in the February trade that sent No. 1 starter Jeremy Guthrie to the...
  • Power rankings: No. 30 A's

    Power rankings: No. 30 A's
    First in a series, counting down to the opening of spring training. First up: the Athletics, No. 30 in Phil Rogers' power rankings. Loved the movie "Moneyball." If you weren't touched by Billy Beane's relationship with his daughter, you don't have a...
  • Thornton becomes the Welcome Matt thanks to 'Pierror' and Guillen

    Blame everybody. Just spread it around like fertilizer after the White Sox choked another home win Monday night. Blame the manager. Ozzie Guillen removed Mark Buehrle from his best start of the season: eight innings of two-hit ball on 99 pitches in a 1-0...
  • Hunter has strong start in Orioles' 6-2 win over A's

    Hunter has strong start in Orioles' 6-2 win over A's
    The Orioles' second win at The Coliseum since 2008 featured another solid start from one of the rotation's newest members, a shutdown relief appearance from a much-maligned lefty, and two clutch hits from the bottom of the order. Tommy Hunter survived...