"I think he's one of the premier hitters ever," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "He got his hits (in Japan) and he's working on moving up on 3,000 here - one of the great hitters in the game."
Suzuki's milestone raises familiar questions about context →
"It is nice. You see him in the green and gold," Melvin said. "He's made a nice career out of pitching for this organization."
Zito in majors for 1st time since '13 as A's fall to Astros →