Suarez recorded four outs without allowing a baserunner in a 5-3 loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday. The Giants' long reliever was called upon after Johnny Cueto failed to complete four innings. Suarez delivered this time around, but his 5.59 ERA in 16 relief appearances has kept the 27-year-old from being used in meaningful situations.
Suarez allowed one hit while striking out three over 2.1 scoreless innings for his first save Sunday against the Diamondbacks. Suarez got the final out in the seventh inning and worked a perfect eighth, so manager Bruce Bochy decided to stick with the hot hand to close out a 6-3 lead. The former starter stretched out to 42 pitches, throwing 27 for strikes. He's no threat to interim closer Sam Dyson or rehabbing incumbent Mark Melancon (elbow).
Suarez was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Suarez joins the major-league roster for the first time this season, adding length out of the bullpen with Steven Okert optioned down. The 27-year-old missed a significant stretch earlier in the year with a shoulder injury, but he's been solid since his return, posting an 11:3 K:BB over 13.2 innings (six appearances).
Suarez, who was placed on the 7-day disabled list Thursday, is dealing with a sore shoulder, the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman reports. He was placed on the 7-day DL with Triple-A Sacramento earlier in the day, but the reason only became clear later on. It is supposedly nothing serious, but enough for the team to back off using him to start the season.
Suarez (undisclosed) was placed on the 7-day disabled list Thursday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. It's unclear what's bothering Suarez at this point in time. Teams are frequently pretty fluid with their minor-league DL, so there's a chance that the ailment could be relatively minor. Things should become clearer once more is revealed regarding his injury.