Rather than enduring the long free-agency wait that he experienced two decades ago, Kurt Suzuki jumped at the chance to reacquaint himself with .

and suzuki have agreed to some two-year agreement.

Rather than enduring the long free-agency wait that he experienced two decades ago, Kurt Suzuki jumped at the chance to reacquaint himself with .

and suzuki have agreed to some two-year agreement.

Nationals fans are comfortable with Suzuki, who served as Washington’s catcher for portions of 2012 and’13. While spending the previous two seasons with the division-rival Braves, the catcher submitted a .917 OPS over 86 plate appearances against .

Video: [email protected] Gm4: Suzuki rips a go-ahead 2-run single

Together with Matt Wieters now a free agent and Suzuki beyond the point where he must be considered a primary option for a contending team, will likely continue to reevaluate the trade and free-agent markets to get a veteran to be their primary catcher.

When Suzuki signed a one-year deal with the Braves on Jan. 21, 2017, he was thrilled to end what was a longer-than-expected wait about the free-agent sector. He was introduced by his stint with Atlanta to coach Kevin Seitzer, who aided him create a sudden power surge.

Before hitting 19 homers in 12 and 2017 in’18, he had not produced a homer total since’11.

Framing metrics and his arm rated among the game’s worst last season, while Suzuki’s bat still has some value. Per Statcast™, Suzuki’s 2.08 pop time to next base rated third-worst among qualified catchers (min. Per Prospectus, Suzuki has been 10th-worst of 117 qualified catchers in monitoring conducts.

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