Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez is back to 100 percent after January’s surgery to remove loose cartilage from his shoulder, president of baseball operations Dick Williams tells C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic (Twitter link).
The Cincinnati organization has provided steadily positive updates on Suarez throughout the rehab process, with Williams saying last month that the expectation was for Suarez and Nick Senzel to be “full-go” when play resumes. Of course, setbacks can always occur even in the final stages of rehabilitation, but it seems Suarez avoided any hiccups in working his shoulder back to full strength.
If the league and union are able to come to terms on a new start date, then, Suarez will be a fixture in the middle of an improved Reds lineup that added Nick Castellanos, Mike Moustakas and Nippon Professional Baseball star Shogo Akiyama to the mix in free agency this winter. A rebound from Joey Votto and/or a step forward from the highly touted Senzel would only further brighten the outlook.
As for Suarez, it’s unlikely that he’ll slug home runs at the same prodigious rate as he did in 2019, but he’s demonstrated solid power output and a keen eye at the plate over each of the past three seasons while quietly establishing himself as one of the league’s better third basemen. In an even 1900 plate appearances dating back to 2017, Suarez has slashed .271/.364/.521 with 109 home runs, 69 doubles and six triples. Among the 338 hitters with at least 500 plate appearances in that three-year span, Suarez is tied for 38th with a 128 wRC+ and tied for 25th overall in FanGraphs’ version of wins above replacement (12.3). Suarez is signed through the 2024 season, and the Reds hold a 2025 club option as well.
Cool. Cleared for tennis, golf and bowling, because there will be no baseball.
At this point I tend to agree. I am in the deep south and this virus doesn’t seem to be letting up with the warmer weather.. It is just too dangerous to congregate people in close proximity on the field, dugouts and especially the stands.. At best we can have a fall season which will conflict with football and the cold weather. At the rate we are going football may be in limbo also. It all depends on how soon they come up with a vaccine.
2 million cases in a 330 million population and almost all are treatable. The most vulnerable (Old people) die from the Flu every year. Over 500 people, each day, go to the Hospital for MINOR procedures and never leave the hospital alive. (FACT)
Reds will benefit immensely from a DH if this season happens.
I always like to hear the player say this over an organization member. I know from some previous comments during spring training that Suarez was worried how it would react
Best time to have gotten it done. Hopefully there is a season to be played.
I’m guessing all teams that won’t have to send the pitcher into a batters box will “benefit immensely”. SMH
if you’re going to be snarky at least learn how to use the site
You’re a moron, not EVERY team will benefit immensely from this. Some teams do not have bench/DH options considering they weren’t ready for a DH, and some teams even if have a decent bench option is just that.. decent. So yes.. the reds will benefit immensely from this.. other teams will benefit immensely from this.. but not EVERY team will benefit immensely from this just because it took away the pitcher. Think before you comment.
wild bill tetley
Yes, let’s think for a second:
St Louis will
Pittsburgh who cares
Zero that won’t. It could be a benefit. However, I think the guy you called a moron was being sarcastic. Just a wild guess from Wild Bill.
Pittsburgh’s deep bench full of power hitters would like a word