|Bats / Throws||Right / Left|
|Date of Birth||1/3/1998|
|Height, Weight||5'10", 170 lbs|
Suarez will be called up to start Friday's game in Houston.
Suarez has a 6.75 ERA (6.59 FIP) in 53.1 MLB innings, working almost exclusively as a starter, so he should be avoided in most matchups anyway. With a matchup in Houston, he should avoided in essentially all fantasy formats. He is making the start in place of Griffin Canning (elbow inflammation). The Angels won't need a fifth starter again in August, so Suarez may be sent back to the minors after Friday's outing.
Suarez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake following Saturday's start against the White Sox.
Suarez was sent down after allowing four runs in four innings against Chicago. The 21-year-old has posted a 2-4 record along with a 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 53.1 innings with the Angels this season. The team's staff has been working with Suarez on improving his delivery to avoid tipping his pitches, though the issue was said to have been corrected prior to Saturday's outing. Left-handed pitcher Miguel Del Pozo was selected to the major league roster in a corresponding move.
Suarez allowed four runs on six hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out five and did not factor into the decision versus the White Sox on Saturday.
Suarez was used as a bulk reliever for the first time in his career, to less-than-appealing results. He was dinged for a two-run double by James McCann and a two-run homer by Eloy Jimenez in the third inning that put the Angels down 5-1, but the offense rallied in the seventh inning to get Suarez off the hook. The 21-year-old has struggled to a 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 53.1 innings this season. He has now allowed four or more runs in each of his last four appearances. Suarez is next expected to face the Astros for a road start Friday.
Suarez will pitch behind opener Noe Ramirez against the White Sox on Saturday.
Suarez was expected to make his 12th start but will instead fill a primary pitcher role for the first time in his career. The 21-year-old has struggled mightily of late, giving up 14 earned runs in 12.1 innings over his last three starts. On a related note, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that Suarez has been tipping pitches in his last 2-3 outings, which may explain his bloated numbers. Manager Brad Ausmus indicated that the issue has been corrected, providing hope that the southpaw may soon get back on track.
Suarez (2-4) took the loss against the Pirates on Monday, giving up six runs (four earned) on seven hits over three innings, striking out two and walking none in a 10-2 defeat for the Angels.
The left-hander continues to struggle, as this was his third straight start in which he's yielded at least four earned runs. He's seen his ERA rise to 6.57 over that stretch to go along with a 1.64 WHIP across 49.1 innings. He'll look to get on track in his next start against the White Sox on the road on Saturday, but at this point the 21-year-old has done little to inspire confidence he'll provide viable fantasy numbers.