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David Freitas, a 15th-round draft pick out of the University of Hawaii and three-time All-Star in the Washington Nationals minor leagues, has been traded to the Oakland Athletics for C Kurt Suzuki. He is the second catcher to be traded from the Nats to A’s in less than eight months.

Freitas had been hitting .271/.374/.407 in 78 games for High-A Potomac when the trade was announced this afternoon. He was the starting catcher in the 2012 Carolina League All-Star Game, the 2011 Sally League All-Star game, and the 2010 New York-Penn League All Star game.

A corresponding move has not yet been formally announced, but with the activation of Jeremy Mayo on Wednesday — which put the Hagerstown roster at three active catchers — it would appear that one of the Suns backstops will be joining the P-Nats in Winston-Salem tonight (if they’re not already there).

  5 Responses to “David Freitas Traded To Oakland A’s”

  1. Sorry to see Freitas go but quality costs quality and Suzkuki fills a need with his defense and experience.

    Prospects serve two main jobs (besides filling minor league rosters) and that’s to either be able to come up and play for the big league team or be traded for players who can help the big league team.

    Freitas has served his purpose for the Nats by doing the latter.

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