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Cardinals Sign Andrew Suarez To Minor League Deal
By Steve Adams | January 27, 2023 at 5:23pm CDT
The Cardinals announced Friday that they’ve signed lefty Andrew Suarez to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training. He’ll provide some left-handed depth and a potential bullpen option after spending the past two seasons pitching in the Korea Baseball Organization (2021) and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball (2022).
A second-round pick by the Giants back in 2015, Suarez pitched parts of three big league seasons in San Francisco, impressing with a solid 4.49 ERA in 160 1/3 frames as a rookie in 2018 before regressing to a 5.79 ERA in 32 2/3 innings during his sophomore season. Suarez tossed just 9 2/3 innings during the shortened 2020 campaign, bringing his career ERA to 4.66 in 202 2/3 innings. He’s fanned a below-average 17.8% of his MLB opponents but also posted strong 7.8% walk and 49.8% ground-ball rates as a big leaguer.
Suarez, 30, was excellent with the KBO’s LG Twins back in 2021, pitching 115 1/3 innings of 2.18 ERA ball with a 26.6% strikeout rate, 8.7% walk rate and 57.1% grounder rate. That landed him a deal with NPB’s Yakult Swallows for the 2022 season, which he surely hoped to use as a stepping stone for either a raise on a second season in NPB or a return directly to the big leagues.
I have wanted the Cardinals to sign Chafin for some time.
Is Chip Carey really a legitimate option?
Congrats! Scott Rolen certainly belongs in the HOF.
The results will be revealed tonight at 6 on MLB Network. I think Rolen & Helton get in, Wagner may fall a little bit short.
The 2023 Cardinals will be a very good team.
2022 was not a disappointing season. The Cardinals won their division by 7 games and had the 6th best record in MLB. The Phillies beat us in the playoffs and went on to represent the NL in the WS. The Phillies had 6 fewer wins than the Cardinals did in the regular season. In the playoffs, it is all about who gets hot and the Phillies were that team.
Sorry that it didn’t paste the first time. I hope you can read it. I was interested because she is a Carolina grad. and was a scout for the Cardinals last year. I met her this Fall at Scrimmages and talked to her. She was knowledgeable and nice.January 17, 2023 at 4:30 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2021-2022 #211093
Herrera and Nootbaar would be a fair offer for Lopez IMO.
The 2023 addition of the Cardinals will be a very good team.January 10, 2023 at 8:17 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2021-2022 #210734
Winn has done anything yet.
One of Montgomery’s advantages is that he is a lefty.January 7, 2023 at 10:15 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2021-2022 #210614
Good speed, big arm, average hitter, average defensive SS.
1td…I agree with Boyer and Santo.January 6, 2023 at 5:45 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2021-2022 #210556
forsch31…I have seen him a couple of times. His stats are not impressive but his trade value is reasonably high.January 6, 2023 at 11:51 am in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2021-2022 #210541
Trade Winn instead of Edman.
Constantly trashing the FO gets old. We won 93 games and the Division by 7 games.
I wish the Cardinals would sign Andrew Chafin and Luis Perdomo.
Sign Eddie long-term now.
You do not know whether they will Eddie or not.
Incorrect on Eddie IMO. Sign him long-term NOW.
Eddie for Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth.
Eddie’s agent disagrees.
Priority one for the Cardinals should be to sign Tommy Edman to a long-term contract and avoid arbitration.