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March 27, 2018 02:32 PM
Diamondbacks' Albert Suarez: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suarez was outrighted to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.

Suarez, who was designated for assignment over the weekend, will stick in the Diamondbacks' system after passing through waivers unclaimed. The 28-year-old owns a 4.51 ERA across two major-league seasons (115.2 innings) and will serve as organizational bullpen depth in 2018.

March 24, 2018 02:56 PM
Diamondbacks' Albert Suarez: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suarez was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Suarez was battling for an Opening Day bullpen gig with the Diamondbacks, but a lackluster showing in spring training (6.57 ERA and 1.62 WHIP across 12.1 innings) saw him lose out to non-roster invitee Fernando Salas. The 28-year-old, who owns a 4.51 ERA across two major-league seasons (115.2 innings), will take a spin through waivers to determine where he might open the 2018 season.

March 19, 2018 02:16 PM
Diamondbacks' Albert Suarez: Competing for long-relief role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suarez has given up five runs (four earned) on 10 hits and two walks across 9.2 innings in the Cactus League while striking out eight batters.

Suarez, has held his own this spring and in his bid for a long-relief role, and his status as a Rule 5 pick gives Arizona added incentive to keep him on the Opening Day roster since the team would have offer him back to the Giants otherwise. Should Suarez maintain his place on the Diamondbacks' active roster all season, he would likely be a leading candidate to pick up a spot start any time the need arises.

December 14, 2017 02:04 PM
Diamondbacks' Albert Suarez: Goes to D-backs in Rule 5 draft
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suarez was selected by the Diamondbacks with the 14th pick in the Rule 5 draft Thursday.

A 28-year-old righty, Suarez is a rare Rule 5 pick in that he has already logged 115.2 innings in the majors, working to a 4.51 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 88 strikeouts. He actually has a better career ERA as a starter (4.28) than as a reliever (4.77), but the Diamondbacks have no shortage of starters, so Suarez will attempt to make the team as a reliever. He will need to be kept on the active roster all year, otherwise he will be exposed to waivers and offered back to the Giants.

December 2, 2017 10:40 AM
Albert Suarez: Elects free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suarez elected free agency Friday.

Suarez will hit the open market after pitching in 18 games for the Giants in 2017. During 31.2 relief innings, he posted a 5.12 ERA and 1.23 WHIP while sporting a 34:11 K:BB. Moving forward, the 28-year-old will look to find a home where he can be utilized as a middle man out of the bullpen.

September 13, 2017 11:20 AM
Giants' Albert Suarez: Clean relief appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 7, 2017 12:24 PM
Giants' Albert Suarez: Gets final seven outs for first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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).

July 22, 2017 02:32 PM
Giants' Albert Suarez: Joins big-league club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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).

April 6, 2017 07:48 PM
Giants' Albert Suarez: Dealing with sore shoulder
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 6, 2017 06:36 PM
Giants' Albert Suarez: Lands on MiLB DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 1, 2017 09:00 PM
Giants' Albert Suarez: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suarez was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday, Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Suarez was in contention for the fifth starter spot heading into camp, though Matt Cain ended up winning the job. The 27-year-old posted a 3.97 ERA across 11.1 innings this spring. He'll start off at Triple-A as depth, but he could earn some spot starts throughout 2017.

February 27, 2017 06:10 PM
Giants' Albert Suarez: Good first outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suarez tossed 1.2 clean innings in Sunday's spring training win over the Reds. He walked one and struck out one.

This was a good start to spring training for Suarez, who is making his case to make the Giants' 25-man roster. Assuming good health, Matt Cain is expected to be named the team's fifth starter when we get closer to Opening Day, but Suarez and Ty Blach are going to be given an opportunity to prove themselves as viable options. Even if he doesn't make the rotation, Suarez -- a swingman -- could also be used in a long relief role like he was for portions of the season last year. With a 4.29 ERA and 5.8 K/9 last season, Suarez would only deserve deep-league consideration if he were to make the rotation.

February 13, 2017 07:20 PM
Giants' Albert Suarez: Will compete for fifth starter job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suarez will compete for the fifth starter spot this spring, CSN Bay Area reports.

Matt Cain is the heavy favorite to win the job based on his tenure, but health has been an issue for the veteran pitcher over the past couple of years. Suarez is realistically battling for the long relief role on the Opening Day roster, a role he filled admirably last season.

September 24, 2016 07:36 PM
Giants' Albert Suarez: Fails to go five innings Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suarez gave up three runs on five hits over four innings Friday. He walked one and struck out one in a loss to the Padres.

All of Friday's damage was done on a first-inning three-run homer off the bat of Wil Myers. Suarez failed to go five innings for the first time this month, breaking a streak of four straight five-inning appearances. He hadn't gone more than five innings in any of those starts, so he's consistent but not desirable for fantasy purposes. With an off day coming up Monday, there is a chance Suarez's next turn in the rotation is skipped, which would leave the rookie with just one more scheduled regular-season start.

September 18, 2016 10:44 PM
Giants' Albert Suarez: Allows two runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suarez (3-4) lost after allowing two runs on five hits and one walk with two strikeouts in five innings during Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Cardinals.

Suarez held his own against St. Louis but didn't get any run support. The 26-year-old rookie has been solid since rejoining the rotation in late August, allowing three earned runs or fewer in five consecutive starts. However, he has not pitched past the fifth inning in any of them, as the Giants have been cautious with his pitch counts. He only threw 60 pitches on Sunday, for instance, and has not topped 90 in any of his last five starts. Suarez will look to take his recent run of success on the road against the Padres on Friday.

September 14, 2016 05:00 PM
Giants' Albert Suarez: Gives up lone run in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suarez allowed a run on six hits and two walks over five innings in a no-decision Tuesday against San Diego.

Suarez hasn't throw more than five innings since he went six full frames July 3 against the Diamondbacks. He hasn't allowed more than one run in any of his last four appearances, but he isn't going deep enough into games to rack up wins or strikeouts for his fantasy owners. Suarez hasn't earned a win since June 23 against the Pirates.

September 8, 2016 09:12 AM
Giants' Albert Suarez: Holds it together in Coors Field start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suarez gave up three runs on six hits and a walk with two strikeouts over five innings in Wednesday's no-decision against the Rockies.

It's not an impressive outing or even a good one, but considering that he was starting in Coors Field, Suarez deserves props for not getting blown up. Still, he allowed two homers and has now failed to pitch longer than five innings in three straight starts, leaving the rookie with little fantasy utility.

September 3, 2016 01:08 AM
Giants' Albert Suarez: Takes third loss of season despite solid outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suarez (3-3) gave up two earned runs on three hits and two walks over five innings in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Cubs. He struck out three.

He had the misfortune of being up against a dominating Jon Lester and also surrendering some timely hits in the third. David Ross touched him up for an RBI double that plated Javier Baez in that frame, while Dexter Fowler contributed a run-scoring single later in the innning that plated the veteran backstop. The 26-year-old was otherwise solid, throwing 57 of 88 pitches for strikes. Suarez is expected to get at least one more turn in the rotation, which will come against the Rockies next Wednesday.

September 1, 2016 06:50 PM
Giants' Albert Suarez: Gets Friday's starting nod
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suarez will toe the rubber for Friday's contest against the Cubs, Chris Haft of MLB.com reports.

Suarez made will get at least two turns in the rotation for the Giants after rejoining the club for last Saturday's contest against the Braves. It was thought that Matt Cain would retake his spot in the rotation when activated from the disabled list, but he will reportedly pitch out of the bullpen when the move is made. It's no guarantee Suarez will remain in the rotation for the long haul, however.

August 28, 2016 01:22 AM
Giants' Albert Suarez: Suffers loss in spot start Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Suarez fell to 3-2 with Saturday's loss to the Braves, as he allowed three runs on five hits and two walks across 4.1 innings. He struck out five.

Suarez was called up from the minors to start Saturday after Jake Peavy (back) was placed on the disabled list, and while he pitched well for the most part, he allowed a three-run home run to Matt Kemp in the fourth inning that decided the game. Suarez's immediate future has not been determined yet, and while the Giants will be without Peavy for at least another week, they could explore other options for the next turn through the rotation.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs San Diego 5.000 1.80013
vs LHB 12.100 2.920512
vs RHB 19.100 6.520622
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/31STL0001.10002
9/1STL0000.21101
9/4@COL0002.00012
9/10@CHW0002.03203
9/12LAD0001.10000
9/25@ARI0001.01011
9/26@ARI0001.20010
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2008R-Princeton 43.21190020377413.961.111
2009ASX-Hudson Valley 9.12201004282.971.099
2010AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro 41.0121102503016383.951.317
2010R-Gcl Rays 9.03300008141.000.556
2011AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab 16.043011073132.811.000
2011R-Gcl Rays 13.0440000105101.391.154
2012AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab125.22525159062301324.101.294
2013AA-Montgomery Biscuits 6.122000062101.481.967
2014AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab 14.0330100101140.641.071
2014AA-Montgomery Biscuits 56.0111103603219674.341.536
2015AA-Arkansas Travelers163.0272711190121401422.981.117
2016AAA-Sacramento River Cat 45.29704303914464.381.327
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/235
Birthdate:
10/8/1989
Age:
31
Hometown:
San Felix, Venezuela
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Arizona Diamondbacks
College:

MLB Experience:
2