Suero was recalled by the Nationals on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Suero's arrival gives the Nationals an extra bullpen arm with Kyle Finnegan away on paternity leave. Suero owns a 6.29 ERA in 34.1 innings at the MLB level this season.
Suero was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. Suero's month of July was disastrous, as the right-hander allowed 11 earned runs on 13 hits across 10.2 innings. Things didn't get better to begin August, with the 29-year-old allowing five earned runs across his first two appearances of the month. Now holding a subpar 6.29 ERA on the campaign, Suero will look to right the ship in Rochester in hopes of returning to the big leagues before too long.
Suero (1-2) picked up the win Monday over the Padres after throwing a shutout inning of relief and striking out two batters. Suero struck out Jake Cronenworth and Wil Myers during a seamless sixth inning. The Nationals took the lead thanks to a homer off the bat of Josh Bell in the top of the seventh and held on for the victory, which left Suero with his first win of the year. The 29-year-old owns a 3.70 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 24:6 K:BB over 24.1 innings.
Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Suero (oblique) would be activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Wednesday's game against the Phillies, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports. Suero is ready to make his return from a nearly month-long absence due to a left oblique strain. Though he was tagged for two runs over his lone inning of relief Sunday in a rehab outing with Triple-A Rochester, Suero's oblique apparently checked out fine during the appearance. Prior to landing on the shelf, Suero posted a 1.42 ERA and 0.95 WHIP in 6.1 innings out of the Washington bullpen.
Suero (oblique) could return Wednesday or Thursday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports. The Nationals medical staff will evaluate the right-hander Tuesday after he pitched a Triple-A rehab game Sunday. Suero posted a 1.42 ERA in eight relief appearances before suffering the oblique injury April 17.
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