Albert Suarez

Position: RHP
Born: 10/8/1989
Height: 6'3
Weight: 235
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Signed as a minor league free agent November 18, 2015 (SFG). Originally signed as an international free agent (Venezuela) on July 2, 2006 (TAM)

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 1-2 with a 2.88 ERA in five games (three starts) at Sacramento (Triple-A), striking out 15 and walking seven while allowing 24 hits in 25 innings.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Sacramento May 6 when RHP Vin Mazzaro was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 5/8/2016

Debut Details
May 8, in a 2-0 loss to the Rockies. The last of three pitchers, Suarez pitched the ninth inning, allowing one hit. After taking the first batter he faced, D.J. LeMahieu, to a full count after falling behind 3-0, LeMahieu singled to left field, but was erased when Ben Paulsen grounded into a double play. Dustin Garneau appeared to keep things alive for the Rockies in the inning when he was called safe on a throwing error by third baseman Matt Duffy, but the Giants appealed the call and it was overturned, ending the inning, and ending Suarez’s scoreless debut.

Player Notes
Suarez brings a sparkling 3.37 career ERA into his seemingly overdue big league debut, having posted an ERA over 4.00 only once in his eight-plus pro seasons, that coming in 2012 when he had a 4.08 ERA for the Charlotte Stone Crabs (High A) in the Florida State League. While 103 of his 109 career appearances have been in a starting role, he’ll be used out of the bullpen in San Francisco, at least for the time being. After spending most of his career with the Rays, who signed him as a 16-year-old back in 2006, Suarez spent the 2015 season as a free agent signee in the Angels’ organization, going 11-9 with a 2.98 ERA in 27 starts at Arkansas (Double-A), striking out 121 in 163 innings while walking 40 and allowing 142 hits.