Brewers trade Susac to Orioles for cash

February 2nd, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS, MN- AUGUST 7: Andrew Susac #13 of the Milwaukee Brewers bats against the Minnesota Twins on August 7, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Brewers 5-4. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)Brace Hemmelgarn/Getty Images

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers traded catcher to the Orioles in exchange for cash on Friday, a move that added to Baltimore's depth and eased a logjam for Milwaukee.
Susac, the 27-year-old onetime Giants prospect, had been designated for assignment earlier in the week after the Brewers signed free-agent reliever Matt Albers. Susac was behind projected starters and on the Brewers' depth chart, and Milwaukee also has out-of-options catcher and non-roster invitee slated to be in big league camp.
Susac does have one Minor League option remaining in case he does not make the Orioles' Opening Day roster. He is one of four catchers, including primary backstop , on Baltimore's 40-man roster.
Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette called Susac, "a catcher with over 100 games of Major League experience who adds depth ... to the O's at the position."
A second-round Draft pick of the Giants in 2011, Susac logged 243 Major League plate appearances as 's backup in 2014 and '15, but saw limited big league time with the Brewers, who acquired him with pitching prospect Phil Bickford in a trade for reliever Will Smith at the 2016 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Susac is a .232/.299/.396 hitter in 104 Major League games.