Robert Suarez (San Diego Padres), who successfully entered the major leagues after playing in Nippon Professional Baseball, seemed to start the season in a good mood with a new contract.
Reporter Kevin Ace of the ‘San Diego Union-Tribune’ reported on the 26th (hereinafter Korean time), “San Diego announced that reliever Suarez will start the 2023 season on the injured list due to arm stiffness and arthritis.”
Suarez experienced the NPB stage by joining the Softbank Hawks in 2016, and then went through the Hanshin Tigers. It was evaluated that he had a more unique career because he had not experienced the major leagues before.
And last year, he signed a contract with San Diego and made his major league debut.
Suarez opted out after the season and stayed with San Diego on a better five-year, $46 million contract. He was also supposed to serve as setup man for closer Josh Hader this season, but an injury held him back. 스포츠토토
As a result of the MRI scan, there are no structural problems, but since the 13th, there has been no demonstration game appearance, and it has been sluggish due to injuries. It is known that he is not a major injury, but there is still a little time left before he starts, and his return schedule has not been set.
‘MLB.com’ said, “The setup position without Suarez will be taken by Luis Garcia and Tim Hill. Also, Stephen Wilson can pitch in high leverage situations. They will fill Suarez’s place once.”