SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants called up left-hander Andrew Suarez to start Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves.
Suarez was 2-3 with a 6.33 ERA in six starts for Triple-A Sacramento before making his season debut against the Braves. The 26-year-old missed 16 games while with the River Cats with a hamstring injury.
Suarez pitched against Atlanta twice in 2018 and beat the Braves on May 6 for his only career win.
Infielder Donovan Solano was optioned to Sacramento, leaving the Giants without a true backup shortstop. Manager Bruce Bochy indicated that third baseman Evan Longoria or second baseman Joe Panik could be used there if needed.
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