Suarez was diagnosed with a left thumb sprain after leaving Friday's game against St. Louis, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Suarez's X-rays returned negative, so he managed to avoid any structural damage. He'll likely be reevaluated upon his arrival at the ballpark Saturday to determine his status moving forward.
Suarez left Friday's game against the Cardinals with an apparent injury, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Suarez appeared to suffer a hand or wrist injury while making a tag at third base, and he had to leave the game as a result. He's likely headed for further testing.
Suarez went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Sunday in the Reds' 6-3 loss to the Cubs. Though teammate Aristides Aquino has attracted more attention in recent days for his feats as a power hitter, Suarez hasn't been too far behind the rookie's pace lately. Suarez -- who will bat third and start at the hot corner Monday against the Nationals -- will head into the series opener with four home runs in his last five games. with 33 long balls in total this season, Suarez is just one behind his career-best output from 2018 and currently ranks tied for fourth in the National League in the category.
Suarez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 5-2 win over the Cubs. His fourth-inning blast off Yu Darvish proved to be the winning run on the night. Suarez now has 31 homers on the season, with 11 of them coming in 27 games since the All-Star break -- a stretch during which the 28-year-old is slashing a robust .284/.381/.674.
Suarez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 4-1 victory against the Pirates on Wednesday. With two months still remaining, Suarez already has 29 homers, which is just five short of the career high he set in the category last season. Suarez has hit nine home runs since the All-Star break and finished July with 12 long balls, his most in a month this year. He is batting .258 with 47 extra-base hits, 71 RBI, 57 runs and two steals in 388 at-bats this season.
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