Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Cincinnati Reds
FEB 13, 3:00p ET | Adam Meyer
Rotowire: Feb 28 / 2:06p ET
News: Reds manager Bryan Price said Saturday that there will be no competition at shortstop between Zack Cozart and Suarez during spring training, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Impact: The comments from Price cement Cozart into the starting job and put Suarez solely in the discussion for a utility role out of camp. Suarez has shown an ability to get on base and hit for some power in the upper levels of the minors, but apparently the team values Cozart's defense too much to think about removing him from the starting role at this point. That doesn't mean Suarez can't eventually supplant him, if Cozart's offensive struggles from a year ago carry over into the regular season.
Rotowire: Dec 11 / 8:50a ET
News: Suarez has been traded to the Reds along with Jonathon Crawford in exchange for Alredo Simon.
Impact: Suarez played in 85 games for Detroit last season, slashing .242/.316/.336 with 23 RBI and four home runs in 244 at-bats. The 23-year-old experienced more success in 54 Triple-A contests, batting .288 with 36 RBI in 198 at-bats. Suarez will likely have a chance to compete with Zack Cozart for time at shortstop in 2015.
StatsLLC: Dec 11 / 12:00a ET
News: The Cincinnati Reds acquired Suarez and right-hander Jonathon Crawford from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for pitcher Alfredo Simon.
Impact: The 22-year-old Suarez hit .242 with four homers and 23 RBIs for Detroit last season.