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Athletics sign Kurt Suzuki to four-year extension

The Athletics have given catcher Kurt Suzuki a four year extension worth 16 million dollars, according to MLB.com. Suzuki, 26, is hitting .257 with 10 home runs in 68 games this season. He is a career .269 hitter. 


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 - Kurt Suzuki 68 265 34 68 8 1 10 37 15 25 2 1 .257 .316 .408

Suzuki is a solid backstop, working well with his pitchers and pitching coach. So far this season, the A's pitchers own a 3.36 ERA, thanks in part to Suzuki. 

This extension locks Suzuki up through years that his salary could have jumped beyond the four million dollars he could've received in arbitration. A solid, money saving move for the A's.