Ratto on Suzuki trade: They needed to find a live body
Kurt Suzuki can offer the A's catching depth with John Jaso and Derek Norris hurt. (USA TODAY IMAGES)
The A's have reached an agreement with the Nationals to bring back former Oakland catcher Kurt Suzuki, according to a report.
Susan Slusser of The Chronicle reports that Suzuki "is expected" to be available to play in Friday's series opener in Baltimore.
Suzuki, hitting .223 with three home runs for Washington this season, is desperately needed on an A's team with two injured catchers, John Jaso and Derek Norris, and the inexperienced Stephen Vogt.