Three former Twins players hit huge home runs Wednesday — and all of them are tied to the catching position.
• Kurt Suzuki, the catcher the Twins let go in favor of signing Jason Castro, hit a three-run homer for the Braves in an 8-4 victory over Toronto. Still, Suzuki is hitting just .230 and the Twins have upgraded notably on defense at the catcher position in 2017.
• Aaron Hicks, the outfielder the Twins traded before the 2016 season for catcher John Ryan Murphy, blasted a three-run homer for the Yankees in a win over the Royals. Hicks has an eye-popping 1.080 OPS. Murphy is languishing in Class AAA (still).
• Chris Herrmann, a former Twins catcher/utility player, hit a walk-off home run for the Diamondbacks against the Mets. Herrmann, whom the Twins traded for power hitting prospect Daniel Palka, has become a solid reserve for Arizona.
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