The San Francisco Chronicle, the Associated Press have reported today that the Oakland Athletics have reacquired popular catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Washington Nationals to bolster that position which has been devasted by injuries. Suzuki now returns to the team after a one-year-hiatus in the nation's capital to his original team of which he was a productive member for six years.
Washington will be paying the Oakland A's $995,000 as it's portion remaining on Suzuki's 2013 salary. Upon receiving the news, Suzuki quickly departed from Chicago where the Nationals are playing and will immediately join the A's in Baltimore for a critical weekend series.
Suzuki's professional career began when Oakland drafted him in the second round of the 2004 amateur draft then he spent six seasons with the A's and parts of the past two in Washington.
Currently is is batting .222 with three homeruns and 25 RBI's in 79 games. He was originally traded to the Nationals on August 3, 2012 and will now fill a huge void at the catching position due to the concussion suffered by John Jaso and a broken toe sustained by Derrick Norris on Tuesday.