The Nationals traded for Kurt Suzuki today. I feel for the Suzuki family. It’s tough to see a loved one go to fight in a place they are likely to get hurt. Sandy Leon can breathe a sigh of relief now that he no longer has to be behind the plate for the Nats. It will be a heartwarming reunion for him and his wife, who, after a rough first tour, wasn’t sure he would make it out alive.
The team traded away David Freitas, an A-level catcher. He must be thrilled with his honorable discharge before experiencing battle. The Nats also received cash considerations, presumably to cover Suzuki’s medical bills.