The A’s have acquired 29-year old righty swinging catcher Kurt Suzuki and cash from the Washington Nationals for 22-year old righty starter/reliever Dakota Bacus. Suzuki played in 79 games for the Nationals this year and he was 56 of 252 (.222 avg, .593 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 3 homers, 25 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Suzuki has now played in 825 games in his first seven years in the majors and he is 738 of 2,928 (.252 avg, .682 OPS) with 319 runs scored, 65 homers, 352 RBIs and 19 stolen bases. Suzuki played his first 5 1/2 years in the majors with the A’s. Suzuki has played in 703 games in his career with the A’s so far and he is 643 of 2,530 (.254 avg, .689 OPS) with 283 runs scored, 57 homers, 302 RBIs and 16 stolen bases. Bacus pitched in 26 games (16 starts) in A-ball for the A’s this year and he was 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. Bacus pitched in 44 games (17 starts) in his two years in the minors for the A’s and he was 12-5 with 7 saves, a 3.09 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. With the recent injuries to John Jaso and Derek Norris, getting Suzuki from the Nationals makes perfect sense.