Nationals reportedly sign Kurt Suzuki to two-year deal
The Washington Nationals are continuing to retool their team in what is expected to be an offseason of significant change for them.
According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the Nationals agreed to terms with catcher Kurt Suzuki on a two-year deal.
Breaking: Kurt Suzuki has agreed to a two-year deal with the Nationals.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) November 19, 2018
Suzuki will take up the duties vacated primarily by Matt Wieters, who is also a free agent now. The veteran catcher moves to Washington from the Atlanta Braves, where he hit .276 with 31 home runs in total over the course of those two years. The position has been a big problem for the team in recent seasons, and adding a steady, veteran option in Suzuki should help resolve that issue.
Ultimately with the Nationals, all attention will be on the future of their star player, but they’re insulating themselves as well as they could if he does leave.