Reports: Ex-A's catcher Suzuki agrees to deal with NL East team

Reports: Ex-A's catcher Suzuki agrees to deal with NL East team

Kurt Suzuki is headed back to the National League.

After three seasons in the American League with the Twins, the former A's backstop has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Braves.

News of the agreement was first reported by SB Nation.

Suzuki will reportedly make $1.5 million, according to Fox Sports. He has a chance to make an addition $2.5 million in incentives.

The 33-year-old Suzuki was drafted by the A's in the second round of 2004 MLB Draft. He made his debut with Oakland in 2007 and was the starting catcher until a 2012 trade to Washington. A year later, the Nationals traded Suzuki back to the A's for the final five weeks of the season.

Prior to the 2014 season, Suzuki signed with Twins. In three seasons with Minnesota, Suzuki hit .263/.316/.364 with 75 doubles, 16 home runs and 160 RBI.

Suzuki will likely serve as a back-up to catcher Tyler Flowers.

Report: Vogelsong agrees to minor league deal with AL Central team

Report: Vogelsong agrees to minor league deal with AL Central team

After spending his entire 12-year MLB career in the National League, Ryan Vogelsong is headed to the AL.

The former Giants pitcher has reportedly agreed to a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins, according to the Minnesota Star-Tribune.

Vogelsong will receive an invite to major league spring training, according to the report.

The 39-year-old Vogelsong spent the 2016 season with the Pirates. In 24 appearances, he posted a 4.81 ERA with 61 strikeouts in 82.1 innings.

Drafted by the Giants in the fifth round of the 1998 MLB Draft, returned to San Francisco in 2011 after spending three years playing Japan. In his first year back in the big leagues, Vogelsong was selected to the All-Star team. He was part of the Giants' teams that won the World Series in 2012 and 2014.

In 289 career appearances, Vogelsong has a 4.48 ERA over 1,190 innings.

Giants fans may get a chance to see Vogelsong in June as the Twins visit AT&T Park for a three-game set from the 9th through the 11th.

Report: Twins agree to deal with former star Stanford catcher

Report: Twins agree to deal with former star Stanford catcher

Former Castro Valley High and Stanford star Jason Castro appears to have found a new home.

After six seasons with the Astros, the 29-year-old catcher has reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with the Minnesota Twins, according to multiple national reports.

The deal is reportedly worth $24.5 million, according to Yahoo Sports. News of the deal was first reported by Fox Sports.

Castro, the 10th overall pick by the Astros in 2008, fills a big void for the Twins, who lost Kurt Suzuki to free agency and only have John Ryan Murphy as a viable option within the organization.

Not known for his offense, Castro hit just .232/.309/.390 with 114 doubles, 62 home runs and 212 RBI in 617 games over six seasons with the Astros.

Castro attended Stanford from 2006 to 2008. In three seasons, he hit .309 with 26 doubles, 18 home runs and 106 RBI. He graduated from Castro Valley High School in 2005.