Eugenio Suarez

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Eugenio Alejandro Suarez

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Eugenio Suarez was signed by scout Alejandro Rodriguez for the Detroit Tigers in 2008. He made his pro debut the next summer for the VSL Tigers.

In only his 8th major league game, Suarez came within a single of hitting for the cycle in leading the Detroit Tigers to a 12-9 win over the Minnesota Twins on June 14th. Hitting 9th, the young shortstop led off the bottom of the 3rd with a homer off Samuel Deduno, then came back up later in the inning after the Tigers had batted around and hit a double off Anthony Swarzak. He walked in the 5th against Swarzak, then in the 7th, he greeted Caleb Thielbar with a lead-off triple then scored on Ian Kinsler's sacrifice fly. He add a chance to add the missing single in the 9th but grounded into a force out at third. He finished 3 for 4 with 3 runs and 2 RBIs. The performance pushed his average to .400, and the long ball was already his third, as he had gone deep off Jon Lester of the Boston Red Sox on June 7th in his first career start, and had added another two days later. he ended up getting the bulk of the playing time at shortstop for the Tigers the rest of the season, hitting .242 in 85 games, with 4 homers and 23 RBIs. However, when the postseason started, it was Andrew Romine who got the start in Game 1 of the Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles.

On December 11, 2014, the Tigers traded Suarez and pitcher Jonathon Crawford to the Cincinnati Reds for Alfredo Simon. He started the 2015 season in the minor leagues before being called up to Cincinnati on June 11th after SS Zack Cozart suffered a season-ending knee injury. He had hit .256 with 8 homers in 57 games for the AAA Louisville Bats before getting the call. He played 97 games for Cincinnati as Cozart's replacement and hit .280 with 13 homers and 48 RBIs to constitute on the few bright spots on the team that season. in 2016, he slid over to third base following the trade of Todd Frazier in return for prospects during the off-season.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 2 (2016 & 2017)

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