The A's are welcoming back fan-favorite catcher Kurt Suzuki today, as the team has reacquired him from the Washington Nationals.
Suzuki, who had been hitting .222 with three home runs and 25 RBI with the Nationals, was traded in August of 2012 for minor league catcher David Freitas. However with the A's dealing with injuries at the catcher position, the acquisition of Suzuki is a much needed transaction.
The A's have dealt right-hander Dakota Bacus and cash considerations for Suzuki, while the team is expected to reassign a player on the roster to make room for Suzuki who makes his way to Baltimore today for the A's-Orioles game.
Suzuki was drafted by the A’s in the second round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft and made his Major League debut in 2007. He led the A’s in RBI in 2009 (88) and 2010 (71). His 669 games caught are second most in Oakland history to Terry Steinbach (1050).
Bacus, meanwhile was 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA in 26 games, 16 starts, with Single-A Beloit. Bacus was drafted by the A’s in the ninth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.