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Report – Robert Suarez to stay with Padres for 5 years, $46M

Report – Robert Suarez to stay with Padres for 5 years, $46M

SAN DIEGO — Reliever Robert Suarez Agreed to be with Thursday San Diego Padres Under a $46 million, five-year contract, according to multiple reports.

The deal, which is pending a physical, was first reported by MLB Network. According to the report, Suarez can opt out and become a free agent again after three years.

Suarez, a 31-year-old rookie, was having a great postseason until being let go Bryce Harperof Go ahead, two-run homer That sent it into the eighth inning of Game 5 of the National League Championship Series with no outs Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series.

Manager Bob Melvin was criticized by some for pitching Suarez to Harper instead of using a left-handed batsman. Josh Hader. Melvin said Hader wasn’t ready when Harper came to bat and wanted to get through the final three innings with Suarez and Hader, the Padres’ two best relievers. Melvin said he wanted two outs from Suarez in the eighth and the last four from Hader. Philadelphia won 4-3.

Suarez, represented by Amuse Sports, will be paid $10 million in each of the first three years of the contract and $8 million in the final two years. Additionally, he can earn $3 million per season if he completes a certain number of games. Those incentives will pay off if Hadar is not retained after his contract expires next season and Suarez is closer.

Suarez was particularly impressive in the NL Division Series win Los Angeles Dodgers, threw four scoreless innings in three games. He pitched two scoreless innings in the Wild Card Series win New York Mets.

He went 5-1 with a 2.27 ERA in 45 appearances during the regular season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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