Kurt Suzuki C MIN 4 Months

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Twins have agreed to terms with Kurt Suzuki on a one-year contract.

The deal will become official later Friday assuming Suzuki passes his physical. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says it's for $2.75 million, with more possible in incentives. The Twins were looking for a veteran backstop to pair with youngster Josmil Pinto and they now have one in Suzuki. The 30-year-old's offense has declined the last few years (he batted just .232/.290/.337 in 2013), but he offers a strong glove and has a reputation as a good clubhouse guy.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 4 Months

The Twins, Cubs and Mariners are interested in free agent catcher Kurt Suzuki, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

The Twins opened up a potential roster spot for a backup catcher by shipping Ryan Doumit to the Braves on Wednesday, though they could hand the gig to Chris Herrmann instead. The Mariners could definitely use a veteran backup to Mike Zunino, but we don't see a fit with the Cubs, who already acquired George Kottaras this offseason to tutor Welington Castillo. Suzuki posted a .232/.290/.337 line in 285 at-bats between the A's and Nationals this past season.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 4 Months

Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports the Twins, Cubs and Rockies have interest in Kurt Suzuki.

Suzuki had a .232/.290/.337 line in 285 at-bats between the A's and Nationals this past season. He's not a starter, but the 30-year-old has proven to be a serviceable backup catcher. The Rangers were previously interested in Suzuki as well.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 5 Months

T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers are considering free agent Kurt Suzuki.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 5 Months

Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com reports that the Cubs have free agent catcher Kurt Suzuki on their radar.

Dioner Navarro is likely headed elsewhere, so the Cubs believe that Suzuki could serve as a mentor for Welington Castillo. The 30-year-old backstop batted .232/.290/.337 with five home runs and 32 RBI over 316 plate appearances this season between the Nationals and Athletics.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 6 Months

Athletics declined C Kurt Suzuki's $8.5 million option for 2014.

Suzuki played well down the stretch for the A's when given a chance, but he hit only .232/.290/.337 overall this season. Still, he's well-regarded as a receiver and won't have trouble netting a nice deal from someone this winter.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 6 Months

Kurt Suzuki's 2014 club option is not expected to be picked up, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Although the A's are big fans of Suzuki's work, they currently employ three other MLB-caliber backstops in John Jaso, Derek Norris and Stephen Vogt. Suzuki's $8.5 million option would have vested if he'd made 113 starts this year, but it became a club option when he failed to do so. The veteran catcher won't have trouble finding a big league contract this winter.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 8 Months

Kurt Suzuki hit a three-run homer off David Price to help the A's beat the Rays 4-3 on Friday.

He also singled. The homer was Suzuki's first in his return to the A's and just his third in 267 at-bats for the season. He's 6-for-15 in four games since being picked up a week ago.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 8 Months

Athletics acquired C Kurt Suzuki from the Nationals in exchange for RHP Dakota Bacus.

The A's have turned to a familiar face in their search for catching depth with both John Jaso (concussion) and Derek Norris (toe) sidelined. Suzuki was dealt from the A's to the Nats last year just after the trade deadline but is now back with the organization that drafted him. He's likely to see most of the starts over Stephen Vogt for the time being. The Nats will pick up about half of the $675,000 left on Suzuki's contract.

Kurt Suzuki C MIN 8 Months

The A's have acquired Kurt Suzuki from the Nationals for a pitching prospect, according to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times.

With Oakland's No. 1 (John Jaso), No. 2 (Derek Norris) and No. 4 (Luke Montz) catchers all on the shelf, the A's needed to find someone to share time with Stephen Vogt. Suzuki makes perfect sense as a stopgap, even though he's hit just .223/.284/.311 in 251 at-bats for the Nationals last year. He was with the A's up until a year ago, so he's familiar with several of their pitchers. He could start over Vogt for now.