JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 1, 2019) - The Los Angeles Angels announced Saturday that they plan to recall former Mobile BayBears left-handed pitcher Jose Suarez from Triple-A Salt Lake. Suarez is expected to pitch in Sunday's road game against the Seattle Mariners.
Suarez, 21, made seven starts with the BayBears last season after opening the year with Class A Advanced Inland Empire. He went 2-1 with a 3.03 ERA and 51 strikeouts over 29 2/3 innings pitched in the Southern League. Suarez fanned a career-high 11 batters in each of his last two starts with Mobile.
The Venezuelan southpaw is in his fifth professional season after signing with the Angels as an international free agent on July 3, 2014. In 22 games, 21 starts, with Salt Lake over the past two seasons, Suarez posted a 3-4 record with a 4.35 ERA and struck out 93 batters in 101 1/3 innings.
Suarez was named an MiLB.com Angels Organization All-Star in 2017 and 2018. He is currently the Angels No. 2 pitching prospect, and he is ranked No. 5 overall in the organization, according to MLB Pipeline.
Suarez is set to become the 16th player to make his Major League debut for the Angels after spending time with the BayBears. He will be the 12th player from the 2018 BayBears team to appear in a Major League game. Former BayBears infielder Luis Rengifo , right-handed pitcher Griffin Canning , and two-way player Jared Walsh have all made their Major League debuts for the Angels this year.
The BayBears begin a five-game road series against the Chattanooga Lookouts Sunday at 4:15 p.m. CDT. Live coverage can be heard on MobileBayBears.com, the TuneIn app, and the MiLB First Pitch app, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 4 p.m. CDT.
The BayBears return home next Friday and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 2. The new BayBears Pass is available, featuring a general admission ticket to every BayBears game at Hank Aaron Stadium for only $19.97 per month. Season ticket packages and partial plans are also available, featuring a 7-game plan and a 12-game option to guarantee bobbleheads and receive tickets to select fireworks nights. Individual game tickets can be purchased online at MobileBayBears.com or by calling 251-572-BEAR (2327).
About the Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels and play their games at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The BayBears were founded in 1997 and have won four Southern League titles in 1998, 2004, 2011, and 2012. Additionally, the 1998 and 2011 championship squads were named Minor League Team of the Year by Baseball America. More than 175 former BayBears have reached the Major League level, including All-Stars Max Scherzer, Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Peavy, Carlos Gonzalez, and Justin Upton. For more information on the Mobile BayBears and Hank Aaron Stadium, please visit MobileBayBears.com, call (251) 572-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.