Kurt Suzuki traded to Nationals

Updated: August 3, 2012, 4:53 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor-league catcher David Freitas on Friday.

The 28-year-old Suzuki was batting .218 with a home run and 18 RBIs for Oakland. Manager Davey Johnson said he expects Suzuki to report in time for Saturday's home game against the Miami Marlins.

In a strange twist, the A's traded Gio Gonzalez to the Nationals in December and received both lefty starting pitcher Tommy ...

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