Projecting the 2020 Opening Day bullpen for the Giants

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Giants reliever Tony Watson. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Giants reliever Tony Watson. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /
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Giants reliever Andrew Suarez. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images) /

LHP Andrew Suarez

After serving as a starter in 2018, Andrew Suarez was used predominantly a reliever in 2019.

That could make him the perfect option for the Giants as a long reliever who could come in if a starter gets roughed up and cannot go deep into the game.

Last September as a reliever, Suarez held opponents scoreless in 9 of his last 10 appearances, bringing his ERA from an alarming 7.23 to slightly more palatable 5.79.

Plus, with only Watson and Blevins penciled in as lefty relievers, the coaching staff may feel more comfortable having a third southpaw to add some balance to the bullpen.

Suarez has experience both as a starter and reliever so he would be a good option to have early in the year to spell starters if they do not go deep into games.