ATLANTA (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran catcher Kurt Suzuki.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because the agreement will not become official until Suzuki passes a physical.
The 33-year-old Suzuki likely will share time with returning starter Tyler Flowers. Atlanta also has Anthony Recker, who was Flowers' backup last season.
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Suzuki spent the last three seasons with Minnesota and hit .258 with eight homers and 49 RBIs last year. He has a career .256 batting average. He made his major league debut with Oakland in 2007 and played for Washington in 2012-13.