The Nationals traded Kurt Suzuki back to the Oakland A's for a pitching prospect.
The once-everyday catcher is now Wilson Ramos' backup and has started only eight games since Ramos returned from the DL.
Since Ramos strained his hamstring again, Suzuki is hitting .190 (15 for 79) with two doubles, seven walks and 12 strikeouts.
The normally calm and composed catcher was tossed for the first time in career after arguing a called third strike on Sunday.
With Ramos is activated from the 15-day disabled list, the Nationals manager says he will return to alternating playing him and Kurt Suzuki, but soon will pick the hotter hitter or take advantage of matchups.
Inside Kurt Suzuki's 3-for-4 performance and the offensive production of the Nationals' catching tandem.
The Nationals were lousy and preventing stolen bases last year, but tonight Kurt Suzuki nabbed Juan Pierre with a perfect throw.
Kurt Suzuki makes his first start of the season on Wednesday, catching left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez, the beginning of the shared catching duties for Wilson Ramos and him. Both are capable starting catchers, but Ramos will watch from the bench, just as Suzuki did during Monday’s season opener. Nationals Manager Davey Johnson is adopting the […]
Wilson Ramos nearly broke into tears as he made an opening day start following an offseason of recovery from knee surgery.
Kurt Suzuki played nine innings in a 7-5 win over the Miami Marlins in Jupiter, the first Nationals catcher to play a complete game this spring.