Report: Kurt Suzuki returns to Nats on two-year deal

Josh Luckenbaugh
November 19, 2018 - 12:00 pm

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Catcher Kurt Suzuki is returning to the Nationals on a two-year, $10 million deal, pending a physical. Mark Feinsand of was the first to report the signing. 

Suzuki, 35, spent parts of the 2012 and 2013 seasons with the Nats, appearing in 122 games for Washington. Since being traded to Oakland in 2013, he's played for the A's, Twins (reaching an All-Star game with Minnesota in 2014) and most recently the Braves.

He's enjoyed success at the plate with Atlanta the last two seasons, and the Nats despertately need more offensive production from their catchers.

It's unclear at this point if he'll take over as the Nats' starting catcher with the departure of Matt Wieters, or if Washington will platoon him with the likes of Spencer Kieboom and Pedro Severino, or perhaps bring in an additional catcher. 

But with this and the moves for relievers Kyle Barraclough and Trevor Rosenthal, it's clear the Nats mean business this offseason.

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