Susac was traded from the Orioles to the Royals for cash. Susac provides the Royals with some organizational catching depth in case fill-in options Martin Maldonado and Cam Gallagher fail to get it done at the big-league level. He is not on the 40-man roster, so it is unclear when or if he will join the Roayls in the majors.
Susac was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports. Susac was sent to the Tides after passing through waivers unclaimed. The backstop was limited by ankle and wrist injuries in 2018 -- the latter of which required surgery in July -- playing in just 42 games for Norfolk and hitting .256/.405/.456 in those appearances. Across parts of five big-league seasons (113 games), Susac owns a combined .221/.283/.373 slash line.
Susac was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Friday. The catcher was removed from the roster to make room for Hanser Alberto, who was claimed off waivers from the Yankees. Susac appeared in nine games for the Orioles last season, going 3-for-26 at the plate.
Susac (wrist) was placed on the restricted list Tuesday. Susac had already been ruled out for the season after fracturing his left wrist, so this move simply frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for Tuesday's starter, Josh Rogers, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Norfolk in a corresponding move. The backstop spent most of the season with the Tides, slashing .256/.405/.456 across 158 plate appearances.
Susac was diagnosed Sunday with a fractured left wrist, David Hall of The Virginian-Pilot reports. He was placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Norfolk with the injury, which will end his season. Susac suffered the injury after fouling a ball off himself Thursday. The backstop, who previously appeared in nine games with the Orioles, spent most of the 2018 campaign at Norfolk and slashed .256/.405/.456 across 158 plate appearances. He seems likely to be removed from the 40-man roster at some point in the coming months.