Muchas Gracias for the Good Vibes and More, Geno Suárez!

King of good vibes is headed to Arizona after two amazing years in Seattle.
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I cannot emphasize enough how much Mariners fans will miss Geno Suárez as he heads to Arizona! Geno and his good vibes were part of what made this group of guys special. I am in shock and denial, the first stage of grief and loss. I look forward to getting to know the new players when I have recovered.

Suárez’ Career

Eugenio Suárez is a native of Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. Prior to coming to Seattle, Suárez played for the Tigers and for the Reds. He started with the Tigers in 2008, making his big league debut in 2009. The Tigers traded Suárez to the Cincinnati Reds in 2014 where he started as a shortstop and then moved to third base. In 2017, Geno received the Cincinnati baseball writers’ Good Guy Award. I(No surprise there.) He was a National League All-Star in 2018.

In September 2019, Suárez hit a new record for Venezuelan players with his 48th homerun. He was also National League Player of the Month that September. 2021 was a down year for him.

In March 2022, the Reds traded Suárez and Jesse Winker to the Mariners. He had an excellent 2022 with Seattle, batting .236 with 31 home runs and 87 RBIs. In 2023, he broke a record held by Edgar Martinez driving in a run in ten consecutive games. Martinez’ record was nine.

While he struggled with strikeouts, Suárez had seven seasons with 20 or more home runs; four seasons with 30 or more home runs and one season with 40 or more.

Suarez's RBIs in 2023

Geno often came through in the really tough games.

An HR and three RBIs against Cubs (April)

An HR and two RBIs against Boston (May)

An HR and three RBIs against Atlanta (May)

An HR and three RBIs against Pittsburgh (May)

Two RBI against the Yankees (June)

Three RBIs against the Orioles (June)

Two RBIs against the Nationals (June)

Two HRs and 3 RBIs against Houston (July)

Two RBIs in each of the first three games versus the Twins (first series, July)

One HR and three RBIs against Boston (August)

One HR and one RBI against the Angels (August)

One RBI against the Orioles (August)

Two RBIs against Kansas City (first series, August)

Two RBIs against the White Sox (August)

Two RBIs against the Angels (September)

Two RBIs against Texas (September)

Two RBIs against Houston (September)

One RBI in each of the middle two games against Texas (September)

Eugenio Suarez
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Additional Contributions to the Team in 2023

Geno made significant contributions to the Mariners this past seasons.

First in games played (all)

Sixth in runs (68)

Fifth in hits (139)

Fourth in doubles (29)

Fourth in home runs (22)

Second in RBIs (96)

First in Strikeouts (214)

Fifth in batting average (.232)

Fifth in OPS (.714)

Eugenio Suarez
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Thank You and All the Best!

In addition to your playing, we will miss your for your enthusiasm; your dyed hair in 2022; your good vibes only; your goggle eyes to the bullpen when rounding the bases; your sweet girls who look so much like you; your great smile and sunny disposition.

Diamondback fans, you are getting another one of our favorites. You will certainly love him too. All the best and good vibes only, Geno and family!