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Albert Joe Suárez Subero (born October 8, 1989) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He previously played for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball.

Albert Suárez
Tokyo Yakult Swallows – No. 70
Pitcher
Born: (1989-02-11) February 11, 1989 (age 30)
San Félix [es], Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
MLB: May 8, 2016, for the San Francisco Giants
NPB: April 25, 2019, for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Win–loss record3–8
Earned run average4.51
Strikeouts88
NPB statistics
(through May 15, 2019)
Win–loss record1–1
Earned run average1.29
Strikeouts10
Teams

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CareerEdit

Tampa Bay RaysEdit

Suárez began his professional career in the Tampa Bay Rays system in 2008, playing for the Princeton Rays and going 0–2 with a 3.92 ERA in 11 games (nine starts). In 2009, he pitched for the Hudson Valley Renegades, going a combined 1–0 with a 2.79 ERA in two starts. He pitched for the GCL Rays and Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2010, going a combined 2–5 with a 3.38 ERA in 15 games (14 starts). In 2011, he was 1–1 with a 2.15 ERA in eight games between the GCL Rays and Charlotte Stone Crabs and in 2012, he was 5–9 with a 4.08 ERA in 25 starts for the Stone Crabs. He made two starts for Montgomery in 2013, posting a 1.42 ERA. With Charlotte and the Montgomery Biscuits in 2014, he went a combined 4–6 with a 3.60 ERA in 14 starts.

Los Angeles AngelsEdit

In 2015, he was released by the Rays and signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. After going 11–9 with a 2.98 ERA in 27 starts for the Arkansas Travelers in 2015 to earn a Texas League Mid-Season All-Star selection.

San Francisco GiantsEdit

Suárez was signed by the Giants for 2016 with an invitation to major league spring training.[1] He started the 2016 season with the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats.[2] Suárez was 1–2 with a 2.88 ERA when he was called up to the Giants on May 6, 2016.[3]

Suárez made his major league debut on May 8, 2016, pitching one scoreless inning in relief against the Colorado Rockies.[4] Suárez earned his first major league win on May 11, pitching a scoreless top of the 13th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays, escaping a bases-loaded jam by inducing José Bautista to pop out.[5] Suárez made his first major league start on June 1, 2016 against the Atlanta Braves, allowing 3 runs in 5 innings pitched. In that game, he got his first major league hit and RBI on an infield single off Ian Krol.[6]

Arizona DiamondbacksEdit

Suárez was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the Rule 5 draft after the 2017 season.[7] Suárez elected free agency on October 11, 2018.

Tokyo Yakult SwallowsEdit

On December 12, 2018, Suárez signed with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Robert Suárez is his brother.[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Haft, Chris (January 26, 2016). "Beede, Arroyo among Giants' camp invites". MLB.com.
  2. ^ "River Cats announce 2016 Opening Day roster" (Press release). Sacramento River Cats. April 6, 2016.
  3. ^ Eymer, Rick (May 6, 2016). "Giants add Suarez to bullpen, drop Mazzaro". MLB.com.
  4. ^ Baggarly, Andrew (May 8, 2016). "UPDATED: Jeff Samardzija gets shaded by the shift as Nolan Arenado, Rockies beat Giants". Bay Area News Group.
  5. ^ Schulman, Henry (May 12, 2016). "Giants blow late lead but beat Blue Jays in 13 innings". San Francisco Chronicle.
  6. ^ Schulman, Henry (June 2, 2016). "Giants lose 9th-inning lead, fall to Braves, lose Pence to injury". San Francisco Chronicle.
  7. ^ "2017 MLB Rule 5 Draft results". MLB.com. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "Yakult reaches deal with pitcher Albert Suarez". The Japan Times. December 12, 2018. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  9. ^ 友成那智、村上雅則 (2017). メジャーリーグ・完全データ選手名鑑2017|和書. 廣済堂出版. pp. 426頁. ISBN 978-4-331-52084-0.

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