Robert Alexander Suárez Subero (born March 1, 1991) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Hanshin Tigers of the Nippon Professional Baseball(NPB). He previously played for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of the NPB.

Robert Suárez
Hawks-Robert Suarez 2016.jpg
Suarez with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
Hanshin Tigers
Pitcher
Born: (1991-03-01) March 1, 1991 (age 28)
Bolívar State, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
LMB: 2015, for the Saraperos de Saltillo
NPB: November 2, 2015, for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks
LMB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record5–0
ERA1.72
Strikeouts48
NPB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Win–loss record3–11
ERA4.28
Holds29
Saves1
Strikeouts101
Teams
Career highlights and awards

CareerEdit

Fukuoka SoftBank HawksEdit

On November 2, 2015 Suarez signed with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball .[1] In 2016, he finished the regular season with a 2–6 record, a 3.19 ERA, 64 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings, 26 Holds, and one saves.

On February 8, 2017, Suarez was selected as the Venezuela national baseball team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.[2] On March 12, he was injured in his right elbow when he pitched the game against Mexico.[3] And he had a Tommy John surgery on April 14.[4]

On August 11, 2018, Suarez pitched in the Pacific League against the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters for the first time in two years. [5] he finished the regular season with a 11 Games pitched, a 1–1 Win–loss record, a 6.30 ERA, a 3 Holds, a 10 strikeouts in 10 innings.

In 2019 season, Suarez finished the regular season with a 9 Games pitched, a 0–4 Win–loss record, a 5.74ERA, a 27 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings. And he pitched in the 2019 Japan Series. On November 28, Fukuoka Softbank Hawks announced that team will not signed with Suárez for next season.[6] On December 2, 2019, he become free agent.[7]

Hanshin TigersEdit

On December 19, 2019, Suárez signed with the Hanshin Tigers of the NPB.[8]

PersonalEdit

Albert Suárez is his brother, who also pitches in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nikkan Sports baseball news -Nikkan Sports Retrieved November 3, 2015.(Japanese)
  2. ^ "Miggy, Altuve lead loaded Venezuela offense". MLB.com. February 8, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "Nikkan Sports baseball news (Japanese) ソフトバンク・スアレス、右前腕部の軽度の肉離れ". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). March 18, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  4. ^ "Nikkan Sports baseball news (Japanese) ソフトバンク・スアレス右肘靱帯再建手術で今季絶望". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). April 14, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "Nikkan Sports baseball news (Japanese) ソフトバンク・スアレス復活投684日ぶり1回0封". Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). August 12, 2018. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  6. ^ "Fukuoka Softbank Hawks Press release (Japanese) 2019/11/28(木) プレスリリース 来季契約について". Fukuoka Softbank Hawks Official site (in Japanese). November 28, 2019. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
  7. ^ "2019年度 自由契約選手". NPB.jp 日本野球機構 (in Japanese). Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  8. ^ "外国人選手との契約締結について". 阪神タイガース 公式サイト (in Japanese). December 19, 2019. Retrieved December 23, 2019.

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