Robert Alexander Suárez Subero (born March 1, 1991) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks and Hanshin Tigers of the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).
On December 19, 2019, Suárez signed with the Hanshin Tigers of the NPB. In 2020, Suárez pitched to a 2.24 ERA over 52.1 innings. On December 2, 2020, he became a free agent. On December 24, Suárez re-signed with the Tigers.
On June 13, 2021, Suárez set a Hanshin club record by recording a save in his 12th consecutive mound appearance, breaking the previous record of 11 held by former Tigers pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa.
On June 30, Suárez’s streak ended when he came in to pitch in a tie game, with the new record being set at 14 consecutive mound appearances with a save.
On December 1, 2021, Suárez signed a one-year contract with a 2023 player option with the San Diego Padres. On April 7, 2022, Suárez made his major league debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks, walking the first two batters he faced on a combined nine pitches before throwing a wild pitch, and then a hit a batter. Suárez was removed from the game without having recorded an out. All three runners he allowed later scored, earning him the loss.
Robert Suarez signed a 2 year / $11,000,000 contract with the San Diego Padres, including a $1,000,000 signing bonus, $11,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $5,500,000. In 2022, Suarez will earn a base salary of $5,000,000 and a signing bonus of $1,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $6,000,000.