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Nationals sign Kurt Suzuki to two-year deal

By Alex Butler
Nationals sign Kurt Suzuki to two-year deal
Atlanta Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki (24) singles to drive in two runs again the Los Angeles Dodgers during Game 4 of the National League Division Series on October 8 at Suntrust Park in Atlanta. Photo by Paul Abell/UPI | License Photo

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The Washington Nationals have agreed to a two-year contract with free agent catcher Kurt Suzuki.

Sources informed MLB.com of the signing on Monday.

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Suzuki, 35, hit .271 with 12 home runs and 50 RBIs in 105 games last season for the Atlanta Falcons. The 2014 All-Star made his Major League Baseball debut in 2007 with the Oakland Athletics. He has also suited up for the Washington Nationals and Minnesota Twins during his 12-year tenure.

Catcher Matt Wieters -- who joined the Nationals in 2017 -- is a free agent this offseason. The four-time All-Star hit .238 with eight home runs and 30 RBIs in 76 games this season for the Nationals.

Suzuki's deal is pending a physical and has not been confirmed by the team. Suzuki owns a .258 career batting average and has 114 career home runs in 1,394 games.

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