Nationals Pick Up Oakland Catcher Kurt Suzuki In Trade

The Washington Nationals traded minor league catcher David Freitas to the Oakland Athletics for catcher Kurt Suzuki. There is no word when Suzuki will be available to catch for the Nationals.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals: Catcher Sandy Leon Sent Down With Arrival Of Kurt Suzuki

The Washington Nationals will take on the Florida Marlins on Saturday at Nationals Park, and there will be a new player in the Nats clubhouse, former Oakland Athletic Kurt Suzuki. The addition of Suzuki to the roster meant some player movement would be needed, and the team decided to send down young backstop Sandy Leon to Syracuse.

Via the team's official twitter feed:

Suzuki has played six seasons in the major leagues, with manager Davey Johnson referring to him as a No. 1 catcher immediately after the acquisition, so the demotion of Leon should come as no surprise. Leon played in ten games for Washington this season, batting .250 with two runs batted in over 28 at-bats.

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Marlins Vs. Nationals Lineups: New Acquisition Kurt Suzuki Behind The Plate On Saturday Night

After their split in a day-night doubleheader on Friday, the Washington Nationals and Florida Marlins are back at it again Saturday in the third matchup of a four-game weekend set. New acquisition Kurt Suzuki will be behind the plate for Washington when they take the field at Nats Park.

The full Washington lineup, via @NationalsPR:

The Florida lineup, courtesy of the Marlins official twitter feed:

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Nationals Trade For Oakland Catcher Kurt Suzuki

The Washington Nationals traded minor league catcher David Freitas to the Oakland Athletics for catcher Kurt Suzuki. There is no word when Suzuki will be available to catch for the Nationals.

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