Suarez went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Sunday's 13-12 win over the Cubs.
Suarez knocked his fifth home run of the year with a solo shot in the third inning before singling in a pair of runs in the sixth. The 29-year-old entered Sunday in a 1-for-31 slump over his last eight games and hadn't produced a multi-hit performance since April 10. He's up to 12 RBI and nine extra-base hits through 101 at-bats this season.
Suarez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 8-6 win over the Cubs.
The slugger came into the game having gone 0-for-23 over his prior six games, but Suarez snapped the skid with a fourth-inning blast off Jake Arrieta. His shaky defensive adjustment to playing shortstop may be affecting him at the plate, and Suarez finishes April with a woeful .130 batting average, four homers and nine RBI through 24 games.
Suarez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Dodgers.
He's in a brutal 2-for-40 slump with a 42.9 percent strikeout rate over that stretch. Kyle Farmer is starting at shortstop and batting eighth.
Suarez has opened the season hitting .149/.264/.324 with a whopping 33 strikeouts in 87 plate appearances. Reds manager David Bell surmised that the move to shortstop has hurt Suarez's offense, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
"I think there's something to that, actually. I think playing a new position and the fact that it's shortstop, he's had to put so much of his focus and so much of his energy on that position," Bell said before Sunday's game at St. Louis. Suarez looked particularly lost Friday night when he struck out four times, including looking to end the game.
Suarez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.
Suarez appears to be getting some routine maintenance with the Reds concluding their homestand Wednesday with a day game. Kyle Farmer checks in at shortstop for Suarez, who has fallen into a 1-for-15 rut at the dish over the last four games since homering in the April 1 season opener.
Suarez went 1-for-3 with two walks, a solo home run and a strikeout in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.
The decision to play Suarez at shortstop almost immediately backfired; he made a fielding error in the first inning and a throwing error in the second, compounding Luis Castillo's issues on the mound. Suarez later went yard against Jack Flaherty, and he does look slimmer, but it's anyone's guess how long this experiment at shortstop will last. The early returns certainly cast some doubt on his ability to gain extra eligibility in-season.
Suarez was confirmed as the Reds' everyday shortstop by Reds general manager Nick Krall on Saturday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The Reds' shortstop options entering camp made for a very uninspiring group, so they decided to get creative. Suarez has made just two starts at shortstop in the past five seasons, but he did begin his career at the position and evidently did enough this spring to prove he can handle the role. He should be able to pick up shortstop eligibility in most formats very early in the season, giving a bit of added flexibility to fantasy teams.
Suarez will start Tuesday's spring training game at shortstop, with Mike Moustakas moving over to third base, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. "We have to see what it looks like, we're not making any decisions now, we have a lot of options, we have guys willing to do what's best for our team and have bought in to whatever it takes," manager David Bell said. "That's making this look at Geno at shortstop possible."
This would address two items -- how to improve the Reds lineup at shortstop while allowing Jonathan India to play second base. Suarez originally broke in as a shortstop, but he hasn't played in a game there since 2018 and has only six games at shortstop since 2016.
Suarez said Wednesday that he reported to spring training about 15 pounds lighter than he was at the conclusion of the 2020 season, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Suarez said he put a greater emphasis on his diet during the offseason after he indicated he felt slower and was dissatisfied with his footwork in 2020. The weight loss shouldn't have any major implications on Suarez's outlook heading into 2021, as the 29-year-old has never been a major contributor in the run game, even in his younger days. More than anything, Suarez's improved health this spring should put him in position for a bounce-back campaign. After missing most of last spring while recovering from right shoulder surgery, Suarez was cleared for summer camp, but he finished with a disappointing .202/.312/.470 slash line in 57 games.
Suarez went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Brewers.
His 15th of the year blew the game open for Cincinnati and helped put the club back over .500. The new rules in MLB helped in this case, as Suarez got the best of a lefty reliever (Alex Claudio) he probably wouldn't have had the opportunity to face in past seasons. Suarez is now up to .205/.318/.486 with 15 homers, 36 RBI, 29 runs scored and two stolen bases.
Suarez went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Monday's 6-3 win over the Brewers.
Suarez gave the Reds the lead with his two-run shot off Brandon Woodruff in the sixth. The third baseman has 14 long balls and 33 RBI to go along with a .203/.321/.480 slash line on the season.
Suarez was reinstated from the paternity list and is starting at third base and batting cleanup Friday against the White Sox.
The 29-year-old missed the past two games while on the paternity list, but he'll rejoin the team after spending a few days with his family. Suarez has a 1.014 OPS with five homers, four doubles and 11 RBI through 14 games in September and will look to pick up where he left off.
Suarez landed on the paternity list Tuesday.
Players usually miss around three days on the paternity list, though it's possible that pandemic-related protocols could slightly delay Suarez upon his return. Aristides Aquino was recalled to take his place on the roster, while Freddy Galvis joins the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates in his absence, starting at second base and pushing Mike Moustakas over to third.
Suarez went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI and one run scored in Sunday's 10-5 win over the Cardinals.
Suarez had cooled off again after his three-homer game Sept. 5 -- 3-for-22 in his last six games entering play Sunday -- but got back on track in the finale against St. Louis. His OPS is now over .800, and he is tied with Manny Machado for fifth in the NL in homers with 13.
Suarez went 3-for-4 with three home runs and five RBI in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Pirates.
The only Cincinnati run Suarez didn't account for was the team's first one, as Tucker Barnhart led off the third inning with a solo shot before Suarez began his fireworks display. The three blasts were a new career high in a single game for the 29-year-old, while the five RBI tied his personal best. His early-season slump is a distant memory -- nine of his 12 homers on the year have come in the last 15 games, a stretch during which Suarez is slashing .314/.368/.902 with 20 RBI.
Suarez went 1-for-2 with a walk and a two-run home run in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Pirates.
At this point, it will be tough for Suarez to lift his batting average back up close to his career mark (.262). However, he's looked a lot more like himself lately with a .277/.340/.723 line and six homers in his last 14 games. Overall, he has a .192 average, .741 OPS, nine homers and 22 RBI in 38 games.
Suarez went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Monday's 7-5 loss to the Cardinals.
The 29-year-old carried the Reds' offense as best he could, but his three-run blast in the ninth inning was too little, too late. Suarez has five homers and 12 RBI in his last 10 games, but on the year he's still hitting a woeful .185 with only eight home runs and 19 RBI through 34 contests.
Suarez went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Cubs.
Suarez got off to one of the slowest starts in baseball this season, but all of a sudden he's up to seven homers, with four of those coming in his last six games. He's raised his OPS from .560 to .728 in that span, so Suarez is bringing his numbers around in a hurry and still has a month left to improve his stats.
Suarez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Brewers.
Suarez has launched long balls in three of his last five games and is also riding a five-game hitting streak, so he is beginning to show signs of a turnaround after a slow start to the season. He is hitting .243 with a .568 slugging percentage across his last 10 games.
Suarez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 4-2 loss to Milwaukee.
Suarez knocked Brett Anderson out of the game with his home run in the seventh inning. The third baseman now has five long balls on the campaign, but continues to perform below expectations thus far. After a spectacular 2019 in which he hit .271/.358/.572 with 49 home runs, Suarez is slashing just .154/.280/.341 in 91 at-bats to start 2020.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/07||@ CLE||W 3-0||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/05||vs CHW||W 1-0||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/04||vs CHW||L 0-9||3||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/02||vs CHC||W 13-12||5||1||3||1||3||0||0|
|05/01||vs CHC||L 2-3||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/30||vs CHC||W 8-6||4||1||1||1||1||0||0|
|04/28||@ LAD||L 0-8||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2012||AFX-West Michigan Whitec||135||511||82||147||34||5||6||67||65||116||21||9||.288||.380||.409|
|2013||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||25||103||17||32||6||2||1||12||14||25||2||3||.311||.410||.437|
|2014||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||12||43||6||13||4||0||2||7||6||9||2||0||.302||.404||.535|