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Saturday, August 04, 2012
Jesus-Shock! Philosophy to follow…
Nearly 90 minutes before the first game of Friday’s doubleheader against the Marlins, the Nationals announced a trade that sent minor league catcher David Freitas to the Oakland Athletics for veteran catcher Kurt Suzuki, who will take over the starting role from Jesus Flores.
Approached by reporters and asked about the trade following the doubleheader split, Flores said he didn’t know about the trade and that he hadn’t had a conversation about it with team officials.
Once reporters shared the news and asked for a comment, Flores said: “Not at all. I don’t even want to talk about it. I’m just in shock. I didn’t know we had a new catcher.”
It seems difficult to believe that Flores didn’t know about the trade. But he appeared shaken when asked about it. Understandably, it’s a difficult time for Flores, whose future with the organization beyond this season appears to be in question. He is eligible for arbitration this winter.
Posted: August 04, 2012 at 07:40 AM | 65 comment(s)
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