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Twins trade rumors: Kurt Suzuki placed on trade waivers

The catcher seems like a strong candidate to be claimed.

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Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki is currently on revocable trade waivers that will expire Sunday afternoon, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. Suzuki, who is a free agent at the end of the season, appears to be a strong candidate to be claimed.

If a team claims Suzuki before the waivers expire, the Twins will have 48 hours to work out a deal before having to pull him back. If Suzuki clears waivers, he will be eligible to be dealt to any club.

A few teams, including the Indians and Mets, are in need of catching help down the stretch, though some in the Mets’ organization were not enthused about the possibility of adding Suzuki before last month’s non-waiver trade deadline.

Suzuki, 32, has posted a respectable .283/.324/.438 line with six homers in 79 games for the Twins, who signed him to a 2-year, $12 million extension before the trade deadline two years ago. His contract includes a $6 million vesting option for next season if he reaches 485 plate appearances, though he has only stepped in the box 285 times this year and seems unlikely to reach that mark.

Suzuki has been already been traded twice in August during his career-- from the Athletics to the Nationals in 2012 before being sent back to Oakland a year later.