• A Japanese Star Known for Big Hits Sees Suzuki Get One

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Aug 23, 2013
    At the time, no one could have known that Suzuki would be on the verge of reaching 4,000 combined hits. When Wada, who first met Suzuki when she was on a tour of Seattle, recently told her business manager that she was going to visit Suzuki, he was struck by the timing. She is known for this performance of “Unchain My Heart.,” and was the voice of Marge Simpson in the Japanese version of the Simpsons. On Monday night, Ichiro Suzuki hosted perhaps the second-most-famous person in Japan right now at his Manhattan apartment for dinner and presented her with a bottle of 1968 Chateau Latour, which costs about $500. John Jaso is on the disabled list and Derek Norris broke his left big toe on Tuesday, leaving rookie Stephen Vogt as the only healthy catcher on the A's 40-man roster.
    Source: nytimes.com
    • In need of catcher, Athletics bring back Suzuki

      The Oakland Athletics acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Washington Nationals on Friday to boost their injury situation at the position, bringing back a former fan favorite just more than a year after trading him away.
      Sources: ESPN.com MLB.com

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