May 9, 2010, 11:19 AM EDT
Kurt Suzuki, who has been on the disabled list since April 24 with a strained rib cage, is expected to return to the A’s starting lineup on Wednesday, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Suzuki is a major part of the A’s offense and should provide a nice emotional boost for the 16-15 club upon his return. Before rejoining his Oakland teammates, Kurt will likely head to Single-A Stockton or another minor league affiliate to work on his timing at the plate and reacquaint himself with crouching for nine full innings. That should happen on Monday and Tuesday.
The 26-year-old catcher is a .271/.330/.403 hitter through his first three major league seasons. He had an 852 OPS, four home runs and 11 RBI in 59 at-bats this year before the injury.
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