It has yet to be announced but the A's have swung a deal with the Nationals to bring their former catcher Kurt Suzuki back to the team according to multiple sources. Suzuki who was in Chicago on Thursday is expected to be in uniform for Friday's game at Baltimore. The A's are down to one healthy catcher Stephen Vogt with John Jaso on the disabled list with a concussion and Derek Norris breaking his left big toe Tuesday night. The A's traded Suzuki to the Nationals just over a year ago for minor-league catcher David Freitas who would have been the first option to be called up from Sacramento had Oakland not acquired another catcher. Freitas is not on the 40-man roster. Suzuki is batting .223 with three homers and 25 RBIs in limited playing time with Washington. The 29-year-old is a favorite of A's manager Bob Melvin Oakland's coaching staff and the A's pitchers. He is a skilled game-caller and among the best in baseball at blocking balls in the dirt something Oakland has struggled with on and off since Suzuki was dealt away.
Kurt Suzuki coming back to the A's
San Francisco Chronicle | Aug 23