Found August 04, 2012 on Nationals Enquirer:
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Uh oh...nobody told Jesus Flores about the Kurt Suzuki trade? "I didn't know. I just know because you (told me). I didn't know. Nobody has told me anything. ...I don't even want to talk about it. I'm just in shock. I didn't know we had a new catcher." (Jesus Flores, via Nationals Pastime/MASN, 8/3/2012) Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.   (Screencap via MASNSports.com video)
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