A's trade Suzuki to Washington

August 3, 2012, 6:33 pm
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The A's announced Friday they have traded catcher Kurt Suzuki to the Washington Nationals for cash considerations and catching prospect David Freitas. Freitas was batting .271 with five home runs and 46 RBI in 78 games with Single-A Potomac of the Carolina League.
He was originally drafted by Washington in the 15th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft and made his professional debut at Vermont in 2010. The 23-year old right-handed hitter batted .288 with 13 home runs and 73 RBI in 123 games with Hagerstown last year and led the South Atlantic League with 82 walks. Freitas is a .288 career hitter with 22 home runs and 159 RBI in 263 games over three professional seasons. He also has 155 walks for a .398 on-base percentage.Oakland A's media services contributed to this report