Suzuki was the Athletics starting catcher from 2008-12 before being traded to the Nationals. The Athletics then acquired him on Aug 23, this past season. Suzuki is considered an excellent defensive catcher who handles pitchers well. He also has occasional power at the plate.
Suzuki batted .232 with 5 home runs and 32 RBIs while playing for the Nationals and Athletics during the 2013 season.