Reds' Eugenio Suarez (shoulder) to return as a DH Friday

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez (shoulder) will appear in Friday's Cactus League game as a designated hitter, per Reds manager David Bell.

What It Means:

Suarez is already nearing a return after having surgery performed on his shoulder in January. The Reds will play it safe with their slugger, but his odds of playing in the Reds' season opener later this month are trending up.

numberFire projects Suarez to bat .262 in 2020, with a solid 36 home runs, 8 runs, 98 RBI and 3 stolen bases.