Nationals Acquire Kurt Suzuki

One of the first waiver trades of August has happened. The trade includes former Athletics veteran catcher, Kurt Suzuki.

After much speculation leading up to the non-waiver trade deadine, Suzuki stayed in Oakland, but fast-foward 4 days and he’s been traded.

In exchange for Suzuki the A’s will receive cash considerations and minor league catcher David Frietas.

The Nationals, who lost their starting catcher, Wilson Ramos, have been in search for a catcher to provide depth along with Sandy Leon and Jesus Flores.

The A’s, fortunately, have a young prospect whom they got from the Nationals in Derek Norris who should be taking over at catcher fairly soon for the big league club.

Suzuki, 28, spent the last six season in Oakland and hit to a career line of .254/.311/.378. This season, in 75 games, .218/.250/.286 with 1 home runs and 18 RBIs. So, cleary, a struggling season.

Besides the Nationals, the Tampa Bay Rays were another possible destination for the veteran.

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About Richard Janvrin

I'm a single dad who loves Baseball. In particlar, the Tampa Bay Rays, but I'm a baseball fan too. My sons name is Evan, after the great Evan Longoria. I love him to death. My son, not Longoria. Ha! Hope you enjoy my blog(s).

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