The Oakland Athletics place Kurt Suzuki on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Friday 30 April 2010 at 8:22 pm

The A’s have placed starting catcher Kurt Suzuki on the 15-day disabled list with a strained intercostal muscle. He has played in 17 games this season for the A’s in which he is 15 of 59 (.254 avg, .852 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 4 homers and 11 RBIs. The A’s will miss Suzuki’s overall game as he is a good hitter & defender. The A’s have called up 24-year old righty swinging catcher Josh Donaldson to replace Suzuki on the roster. Donaldson was the A’s #14 ranked prospect heading into this season according to Baseball America. He has played in 18 games in AAA-ball this season in which he was 18 of 67 (.269 avg, .842 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 4 homers and 19 RBIs. Donaldson has now played in 305 games in his four years in the minors and he is 312 of 1,118 (.279 avg, .831 OPS) with 180 runs scored, 37 homers and 207 RBIs. The A’s will likely have a time share behind the plate with Suzuki out of action with Donaldson, Landon Powell and Jake Fox all getting some P.T. I think Donaldson will get a lot of work though as he is a highly thought of prospect.

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