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Report: Giants' Suarez close to signing with KBO's LG Twins

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The Giants could soon have an open spot on their 40-man roster. 

ESPN's KBO (Korean Baseball Organization) expert Daniel Kim reported Tuesday night, citing a source, that Giants left-hander Andrew Suarez is close to signing a one-year contract with the LG Twins of the KBO. Suarez is not a free agent, meaning the Giants and LG Twins would have to agree to a buyout, and Suarez would then be taken off San Francisco's 40-man roster. 

The Athletic's Andrew Baggarly tweeted he heard a few weeks ago that KBO teams were interested in Suarez. 

Suarez, 28, appeared in six games last season with the Giants. He went 0-0 with a 3.72 ERA over 9 2/3 innings. The lefty struck out just five batters and walked six. 

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The Giants drafted Suarez in the second round of the 2015 MLB Draft. He made his Giants debut in 2018 and went 7-13 with a 4.49 ERA over 28 starts. Since then, however, he primarily has been a reliever while also making two starts in 2019. Suarez has a 7-15 career record and 4.66 over three big league seasons. 

Suarez might be on the outside looking in at this point of his career with the Giants. A change of scenery, or country for this matter, might be exactly what he needs right now.

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