Suarez said he's willing to fill any role asked of him, Dalton Johnson of NBCSports.com reports. "It doesn't matter," Suarez said when asked if he prefers to start or be a reliever. "Whatever I can do to help the team out, that's all I'm gonna worry about."
Suarez is battling Trevor Cahill for one of San Francisco's final rotation spots, though it sounds like he would be content with a move to the bullpen if he ultimately comes up short. The southpaw primarily worked out of the bullpen during his time with the big club in 2019, posting a 5.79 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 25:14 K:BB across 32.2 innings (two starts, 19 relief appearances). Before spring training was put on pause, Suarez compiled a 5.79 ERA and 10:3 K:BB across 9.1 Cactus League innings.
The Giants recalled Suarez from Triple-A Sacramento ahead of Monday's series opener against the Cardinals.
Suarez previously made two starts with the big club earlier this season and 29 in 2018, but he's expected to fill a long-relief role in September with youngsters Tyler Beede, Logan Webb and Dereck Rodriguez currently occupying the final three spots in the rotation and Johnny Cueto (elbow) expected back from the injured list next weekend. Even against lower-caliber competition in the Pacific Coast League this season, Suarez failed to find much success, submitting a 5.73 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 88 innings.
Suarez is flying into St. Louis and will be active for the team's three-game series Monday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
It appears as though Suarez is coming back to the Giants' roster as a corresponding move to Reyes Moronta (shoulder) being declared as out for the season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. The 26-year-old has posted a 7.43 ERA to go along with a 1.91 WHIP and a 17:12 K:BB ratio across 23 innings with the Giants this season.
Suarez was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Suarez rejoined the Giants at the end of July and posted a 4.76 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 8:4 K:BB over 11.1 innings. The 26-year-old will return to Sacramento, where he has a 5.46 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 15 starts.
Suarez was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday.
Suarez returns to the Giants following multiple departures from the bullpen via trade. The 26-year-old has allowed 13 runs on 16 hits across 11.2 innings this season and figures to work in long relief.
Suarez was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Suarez made just one appearance during his most recent stint in the majors, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two across 1.2 innings of relief. In a corresponding roster move, Williams Jerez was summoned from the minors.
Suarez will pitch out of the bullpen as a long reliever for the Giants, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Suarez made two starts in the majors earlier this season, but he'll work out of the bullpen this time around after being called up Tuesday. The 26-year-old has been unable to maintain a place on the major-league roster this season after posting a 4.49 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 130:45 K:BB in 29 starts for the Giants in 2018.
Suarez was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Suarez has started two games this season for the Giants, though he's been rocked for 10 runs while striking out seven over that stretch. Dereck Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Suarez was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Suarez had an ugly start Saturday in which he allowed nine runs (seven earned) over four innings, and now makes his way back to the minors. The Giants will look elsewhere for their fifth starter next weekend against the Orioles. The 26-year-old returns to Sacramento, where he has a 6.33 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 21:10 K:BB through six starts this season.
Suarez (0-2) took the loss Saturday, coughing up nine runs (seven earned) on nine hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out two as the Giants fell 10-4 to the Diamondbacks.
The southpaw was in trouble from the jump, serving up a triple to Ketel Marte on the second pitch of the game, and things didn't get any better from there. Suarez gave the Giants a quality start his first time out this season, but this outing might cause the club to rethink whether he should remain in the rotation. If he does stick around, he'll next take the mound Friday in Baltimore.
Suarez will remain in San Francisco's starting rotation moving forward, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Suarez gave up three runs over six frames in his 2019 debut, and he evidently convinced his skipper to keep him in the rotation for the foreseeable future. The Giants currently have 14 pitchers on their 25-man roster, so with Suarez remaining in the rotation, a move is expected to be made Tuesday to add an infielder.
Suarez (0-1) allowed three runs on four hits and four walks Monday, taking the loss against the Braves. He struck out five and yielded two homers.
It was Suarez's 2019 debut after registering a 4.49 ERA in over 160 innings at the MLB level last season. Things got rocky early as he served up a leadoff blast to Ronald Acuna and later was taken deep by Austin Riley. Assuming he sticks around in the rotation, the 26-year-old will make another home start Saturday against Arizona.
Suarez was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
As expected, Suarez was promoted prior to Monday's game, and he'll make his season debut in San Francisco's series opener against the Braves. He's accrued a 6.33 ERA and 1.70 WHIP with a 21:10 K:BB across 27 innings at Triple-A this season.
Suarez will be recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to start Monday's game against the Braves, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Suarez was unable to secure a spot in the starting rotation in spring training but will now get his chance despite posting a 6.33 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 21:10 K:BB through six starts with the River Cats. The 26-year-old made 29 starts for the Giants in 2018 with a 4.49 ERA and 1.30 WHIP across 160.1 innings.
Suarez allowed five runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out six over 5.1 innings in Triple-A Sacramento's loss to El Paso on Monday.
The lefty went down with a hamstring strain April 20, but it was diagnosed as a Grade 1 pull and Suarez was able to return in a little under three weeks. After losing out on a big-league rotation spot in spring training, Suarez has gone on to post a 6.33 ERA and 1.70 WHIP through six starts for Sacramento. He's not exactly making a strong case to return to the majors, but chances are, the Giants will need him to chew up innings later in the year after they sell off some of their top assets.
Suarez suffered a Grade 1 left hamstring strain in his most recent start Saturday for Triple-A Sacramento, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
The lefty has been placed on the minor-league injured list and is expected to miss two weeks. He has a 5.89 ERA in four starts for Sacramento this season.
The Giants optioned Suarez to the minors Tuesday.
The Giants whittled down their rotation to five after Monday's exhibition game against the Athletics, sending down Suarez and shipping Chris Stratton to the Angels. The decision to move Stratton to another organization at least theoretically leaves Suarez as the next man up to join the rotation should an injury arise. The 26-year-old lefty was a capable starter for San Francisco during his rookie campaign, delivering a 4.49 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 160.1 innings while generating groundballs at a healthy 51.3 percent clip. He'll likely head to Triple-A Sacramento to begin 2019.
Suarez is a strong candidate to begin the year in the minors, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Suarez is competing for a back-end rotation spot, but it sounds like veteran southpaws Drew Pomeranz and Derek Holland remain ahead of the youngster. The combination of remaining minor-league options and marginal results this spring (5.11 ERA over 12.1 innings) support Pavlovic's expectation for the sophomore beginning the year with Triple-A Sacramento. The 25-year-old hasn't been sent down yet, but fantasy owners shouldn't count on getting any starts out of the lefty early in the season.
Suarez completed four innings Sunday, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two in a spring loss to the Athletics.
Suarez has gotten off to a bumpy start this spring, giving up six runs (one home run) on 11 hits over nine innings. The 26-year-old does have eight strikeouts over that span, so his ability to punch out batters seems to have carried over from his rookie year (7.3 K/9). Despite his up-and-down results in 2018, Suarez is one of several options being considered for the Giants' final rotation spot.
Suarez (7-13) took the loss against the Dodgers on Sunday, allowing six earned runs on six hits and two walks over 2.1 innings.
This marked Suarez's worst outing since allowing seven runs in Cincinnati on Aug. 19, as he wasn't able to settle down and overcome the Los Angeles lineup. The southpaw wound up making 29 starts for the Giants this season, finishing with a 4.49 ERA and 130 strikeouts across 160.1 innings.
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