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Report: A's Get Kurt Suzuki From Nationals

Nationals_Kurt_Suzuki_2013Undoing a trade made a year ago, the Oakland Athletics have acquired Kurt Suzuki from the Washington Nationals for a pitching prospect, Amanda Comak of the Washington Times reports.

With Oaklands No. 1 (John Jaso), No. 2 (Derek Norris) and No. 4 (Luke Montz) catchers all on the shelf, the As needed to find someone to share time with Stephen Vogt. Suzuki makes perfect sense as a stopgap, even though hes hit just .223/.284/.311 in 251 at-bats for the Nationals this year. He spent six years with the As until being dealt last August, and hes familiar with several of their pitchers.

Source: Matthew Pouliot, NBC Sports Hardball Talk


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