Venezuelan Suárez changes teams in the Major Leagues

PHOENIX.- The Arizona Diamondbacks They acquired the slugger on Wednesday Venezuelan Eugenio Suárez in an exchange with the Seattle Mariners by the Dominican reliever Carlos Vargas and the catcher Seby Zavala in the Big leagues.

Suárez, 32 years old, was selected at Stars game of 2018 with the Cincinnati Reds and has been a consistent power hitter over the past decade, hitting 246 home runs since 2012. He will fill a need for the D-Backs at third base, which was defended by Evan Longoria and Emmanuel Rivera last season.

He also adds a dangerous bat for the reigning champions of the National League. He is coming off a season in which he hit .232 with 22 home runs and 96 RBIs with the sailorsserving as third baseman and designated hitter.

Suárez will earn a salary of $11 million next year as part of a deal that includes a $15 million option for 2025. with a termination of 2 million.

“He’s got to add some stability at that position,” Diamondbacks GM said Mike Hazen. “He’s someone we’ve liked for a while.”

Vargas is a 24-year-old right-hander who debuted in the majors with the Diamondbacks this season, pitching in five games. Zavala, 30, has been a substitute with the Chicago White Sox and Arizona the last three seasons.

Plans after the Venezuelan leaves:

Jerry Dipotothe president of baseball operations for the sailorsindicated that the club has Zavala as the substitute for Cal Raleigh for the next campaign.

“Adding Seby and Carlos is another step towards having the type of deep roster that is required in the Big leagues“Dipoto said.

Losing Suárez will not go down well with the fans, very skeptical about the direction of the club after being left out of the playoffs and some comments from Dipoto after the end of the season. From the outside, the transaction leaves the impression that it seeks to save money, since a player who was a leader in Seattle leaves and opens a hole at third base.

But Dipoto previously indicated that Seattle wants to reduce his strikeouts at the plate., especially with their right-handed hitters. That was why they did not give the Dominican outfielder a qualifying offer. Teoscar Hernandez. Although Suárez provided power, he led the American League with his 214 strikeouts.